Subscription renewal forms are sent at the end of February and your subscription fee will be due by 1 April each year. Concessionary rates must be re-applied for each subscription year.
If you are planning to upgrade your membership you will still need to pay your current membership subscription fee and then we will request the additional amount due once you have upgraded.

If there are no changes to be made to your subscription category or member details and you pay by direct debit you do not need to contact us and your existing subscription will remain in place. If you wish to change your payment method or apply for a concessionary rate (accredited members only) please download the concessionary request form below and return it with your renewal form by 1 April.

If you have not received your renewal by the end of March, please email subscriptions [at] or telephone 0118 3786446 and we can send you another.

Subscription bands 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Subscription bands are based on your grade of membership. This structure allows accredited members (PCIfA, ACIfA and MCIfA) on lower incomes to apply for a reduced subscription rate and to ensure a fair subscription for those who earn less than the recommended minimum salary for their grade of membership.

Historic Environment Journal

There are four issues per year available to CIfA members at the reduced annual subscription of £36.00 (a discount of 51% off the usual subscription price of £70.00, plus a £2.00 CIfA admin fee). Taylor & Francis also include access online to content from past volumes.
If you would like to subscribe to the journal, please add the Journal subscription option to your cart.

Online renewal

You can now make a payment with PayPal. If you have an existing PayPal account you can sign in, or you can pay with any credit or debit card by selecting 'Check out as guest'. Please see options below.
This is for current members and is not applicable for members applying for a concessionary rate

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Concessionary rates

If you are an accredited member (PCIfA, ACIfA and MCIfA) and your income is below the recommended minima salary for your grade of membership you can apply for a concessionary rate. For example, you may be an Associate (ACIfA) member of the Institute and expected to pay an annual fee of £171. But if you are employed in a post that has PCIfA-level responsibility and pay, you would then be able to apply for a reduction in your subscription fee to the rate paid by a PCIfA member (£125). If you are earning less than the PCIfA recommended minimum salary then you can apply for a further reduction to the PCIfA concessionary rate of £78. If you work part-time you would also be eligible for a concessionary rate if your income does not meet the relevant recommended scale - as outlined above you would need to provide details of your income. The subscription rate for those who are not currently in employment or earn less than £10,000 will be £25.

If you require some help with the new categories or subscription renewals you can find our FAQs here

Claiming tax back on fees

You can claim tax relief on your subscription if you are a UK tax payer as well. For more information please click here

You will now find us under 'A' on the HM Revenue & Customs approved list

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