Membership subscription fees FAQs
How much should I pay for my membership?
Your Annual Renewal will tell you which rate you are on and how much you need to pay. Check our full list of subscription categories for more information.
When do I need to pay my fees?
You can pay your fees as soon as you have received your Annual Renewal notice. You will not be able to pay your fees before your renewal is released (usually in November each year). The deadline for payment is 1 January of the year for which your fees apply, unless you have an agreed payment plan in place with ICAS. If you have not completed your Annual Renewal by this date, you may receive an administration charge, and your continued membership may be at risk.
What happens if I don't pay my fees?
If you have not completed your Annual Renewal, including paying your subscription fees, by 1 January, you may be charged an administration fee and you may be liable to be removed from membership as of the preceding 31 December. You always have the option to resign if you no longer want to be a member of ICAS.
What do I do if I can’t pay my fees?
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +44 (0)131 347 0100 as soon as possible if you anticipate any difficulties in paying your subscription fees. We'll provide guidance and assistance, and you may be eligible for a reduced subscription. We also offer a number of payment plans including options to spread your fees over four or twelve monthly installments.
If you contact us after the 1 January deadline, we may not be able to offer the full range of assistance.
I am going on maternity/paternity leave, can I apply for a reduced subscription?
The ICAS reduced subscription is based on your income, rather than your working status, so it will depend on the maternity/paternity package you receive from your employer.
If your income will be less than £25,500 for 2023, excluding the statutory portion of any maternity/paternity pay and any benefits (e.g. child benefit) you receive, you can make an application for a reduced subscription up until 31 March 2023.
If your income will exceed this threshold but your personal circumstances will make it difficult to pay your fees (e.g. you are the primary earner in your household, or you have large outgoings), you can still apply, but you will need to provide details of your income and circumstances. Applications on the grounds of exceptional circumstances are assessed on a case-by-case basis and may not always be granted.
While you are on maternity leave, you will need to either ensure you are keeping up to date with CPD during your leave, or you will need to ensure you have a plan in place to get back up to speed when you return to work. Please visit CPD for further advice, guidance, and some example records.
How do I pay my subscription fees?
The easiest way to pay your subscription fees is by Direct Debit. If you have a UK bank account, you can ensure your fees are taken care of, not just for this year but every year. To set up your Direct Debit, please select 'yes' from the option towards the end of the online renewal form. You can also pay using debit or credit card when completing your Annual Renewal online. A limited number of other options are available.
My employer requires an invoice in order for me to re-claim the expense of my annual subscription.
You should give your employer a copy of your renewal receipt. This VAT receipt includes all the information required by HMRC with a date, supplier name, supplier VAT number, description of goods etc.
I want to submit my expense claim to my employer in advance of paying my subscription and need a copy of an invoice.
ICAS does not issue invoices as you have the option to renew or to cease your membership. ICAS only records the renewal income and issues a receipt once you have decided to renew your membership. Expense claims should only be made once you have incurred the cost and can then be based on the emailed receipt.
What do I do if I have paid an incorrect amount?
If you think you have paid the wrong amount, please contact us as soon as possible as we may be able to arrange a refund or provide you with the opportunity to address an underpayment. Refunds may be issued up until 31 March. We cannot make adjustments to payments made for previous subscription years.
Any other questions?
If we haven't answered your question above, or need any additional help with any aspect of your membership renewal, including your subscription payment, please get in touch with us:
|Telephone||+44 (0)131 347 0100|
Lines are open between 9am and 5pm UK time Monday to Friday
|Post or In Person||ICAS, CA House, 21 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH|