Membership subscription

Members shall require to pay an annual membership subscription; unless and until otherwise determined by ordinary resolution.

The annual membership subscriptions shall be payable on or before 1st April in each year.

In the case of a person or organisation admitted to membership of the company on a date other than the accounting reference date of the company, the directors may apply a ‘rolling’ membership where fees are charged annually from the anniversary date that member originally joined. 

The members may vary the amount of the annual membership subscription and/or the date on which it falls due in each year, by way of an ordinary resolution to that effect passed at an annual general meeting.

If the membership subscription payable by any member remains outstanding more than 12 weeks after the date on which it fell due (and providing he/she/it has been given at least one written reminder) the directors may, by resolution to that effect, expel him/her from membership.

A person who ceases (for whatever reason) to be a member shall not be entitled to any refund of the membership subscription.

The directors shall maintain a register of members, setting out the full name and address of each member, the date on which he/she/it was admitted to membership, and the date on which any person or body ceased to be a member.

Withdrawal from membership

Any person or body who/which wishes to withdraw from membership shall sign (in the case of a corporate body, through an appropriate officer), and lodge with the company, a written notice to that effect; on receipt of the notice by the company, he/she/it shall cease to be a member.

Expulsion from membership

Any person or body may be expelled from membership by special resolution, providing the following procedures have been observed:

(a) at least 21 days' notice of the intention to propose the resolution must be given to the member concerned, specifying the grounds for the proposed expulsion
(b) the member concerned shall be entitled to be heard on the resolution at the general meeting at which the resolution is proposed.


Membership shall cease in the case of a corporate body on receivership, liquidation, dissolution or striking-off of the body which constituted the member; or in the case of an individual on death.

A member may not transfer his/her/its membership to any other person or body.