Subscriptions are based on your previous tax year's gross earnings from your professional work, including royalties, repeats and residuals. As well as the annual subscription fee (see below) if you are joining or rejoining the union there is a one-off fee of £33.
Current subscription rates:
The new rates of subscription effective from 1 January 2021 are:
Gross annual income: Your annual subscription
Less than £24,900: £142.00 (£11.83 per month)
Between £24,900 and £42,800: £249.00
Between £42,800 and £71,300: £428.00
Between £71,300 and £106,900: £713.00
Between £106,900 and £142,500: £1,069.00
Between £142,500 and £178,100: £1,425.00
Between £178,100 and £213,700: £1,781.00
Between £213,700 and £249,300: £2,137.00
Between £249,300 and £284,900: £2,493.00
Over £284,900: £2,849.00
There is a £5 discount of any of these rates when you pay with direct debit.
There is a 50% discount for Long Service Members (aged 65 and with 21 years or more service), Child Members (aged 10-16 inclusive) and Graduate Members. Retired Members (with 50 years service and no longer seeking work) pay £21 a year.
- Joining costs £21.00 which includes professional name reservation (if it is not already in use by another Equity member).
- Annual subscription is £21.00 per year.
- When upgrading to full Equity, student members deduct £10 for each year of student membership from the cost of becoming a full Member. This is capped at a maximum rebate of £33.
If you are taking a career break and not actively seeking work you may be able to freeze your membership through our Honourable Withdrawal scheme. There is a fee of £45 for a three year period of suspension. Membership can be reactivated at any point after 12 months by payment of subscription. Withdrawal is not available to graduate or student members. Please be aware that whilst your Equity name will be protected, and you will continue receiving the Equity magazine, you will no longer have access to any other benefits associated with full membership.