BASW Membership Pricing

From October 2014 to September 2015

The rates for BASW membership are provided below and are effective from October 2014 to September 2015. There is no increase in the base BASW membership fee for the forthcoming year (October 2015 to September 2016).

Membership Category

Monthly Fee*

a) Members in the UK who have been qualified and who have worked in a social work post for over 5 years £20.80
b) Newly qualified** (50% discount for the first post-qualifying membership year after graduating)

** Only available to previous BASW student members
£7.43
c) Members in the UK who have been qualified and have worked in a social work post for less than 5 years £14.85
d) Members in the UK working part-time (less than 25 hours per week) £14.85
e) Members not in remunerative employment (category does not include indemnity cover) £9.95
f) Students studying towards a degree level social work qualification £4.38
g) Fully retired (retiring after 1st October 2012 and a BASW member for 5 years prior to retirement) £8.49

Optional for categories a, c and d

h) Independent Basic (additional to BASW membership monthly fee) £5.00
i) Independent Plus (additional to BASW membership monthly fee) £15.00

Parental leave - A 33% discount applies for those in working categories (a,c and d above) on maternity or paternity leave for up to 12 months, from the date of notification. Please do contact us immediately when you are due to go on leave. Discounts are not available retrospectively and only applies to your base BASW membership fee.

* You may be eligible to claim tax relief on your BASW membership fee, click here to find out more.

From October 2015 to September 2016

From October 2015 membership of SWU will have an annual fee of up to £20 (as decided by the SWU Executive). The rates for SWU membership for BASW members only are provided below.

SWU membership fee (effective from October 2015)

Monthly Fee

j) Members in remunerative employment working full time or part time (additional to BASW membership monthly fee) £1.66
k) Students and unwaged members (additional to BASW membership monthly fee) £0.83

From October 2015 we will be collecting an annual fee of £2 for the International Development Fund (as agreed at the BASW AGM 2014). The rates for the International Development Fund are provided below.

International Development Fund levy (effective from October 2015)

Monthly Fee

l) All members (additional to BASW membership monthly fee) £0.16

Monthly payment breakdown examples for forthcoming year (October 2015 to September 2016)

An Independent member (category a) who opts into the Independents Basic package (category h) & SWU (category j as is in remunerative employment) will pay:

BASW Membership

Independents Basic Package

SWU

International Development Fund

Total

£20.80 £5.00 £1.66 £0.16 £27.62

A member (category c) who opts into SWU (category j) will pay:

BASW Membership

SWU

International Development Fund

Total

£14.85 £1.66 £0.16 £16.67