Annual Subscription Fees

01 September 2014 – 31 August 2015

The annual subscription year runs from 1st September to 31st August each year, however we welcome new Members at any point during the year.

For those joining from 1st April, the subscription fees (below) will be halved, making now the best time to join at only half the cost!

 UK Subscriptions
 Overseas Subscriptions
Chartered Fellow £252.00                      Chartered Overseas Fellow £140.00
Chartered Member £232.00  Chartered Overseas Member £135.00
Graduate £175.00  Overseas Graduate £86.00
Associate £175.00  Overseas Associate £86.00
Technician £118.00  Overseas Technician £73.00
Student - Free whilst studying  Student - Free whilst studying
Retired £52.00 (no half fees)  Retired £52.00 (no half fees)
Training Affiliate* £165.00  Training Affiliate* £165.00
Academic Affiliate* £165.00  Academic Affiliate* £165.00

* Available to organisations and academic bodies

Please note that an additional, non-refundable, £50 application fee is payable on application for all grades on joining, except Students and Affiliates. Applicants also need to consider any additional costs such as Professional Interviews when applying for membership.


When you apply online you will be prompted to pay an application fee of £50.00. In order to progress your Membership, this fee must be paid. If you are unable to pay online, then you can make payment via cheque (drawn on a UK bank) made payable to the ABE or via bank transfer. 

See Payment Options for more information.

Income Tax Relief

For those liable for UK Income Tax, the annual subscription is allowable as a deductible expense for the purpose of Schedule E Assessment subject to the usual rules. Tax Relief Reference: T1644/04/2014 VAT Exempt.

Related documents

  1. Payment Options 254kb  |  PDF
  2. Guidance Notes for Monthly Direct Debit 212kb  |  PDF
  3. Annual Direct Debit Form 61kb  |  PDF
  4. Monthly Direct Debit Form 755kb  |  PDF