Circular No MF/72/13
TO: ALL BRANCHES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
Our Ref: FIN/051
18th July 2013
FINANCES OF THE UNION – PAY-BASED CONTRIBUTION RATE CONSULTATION
In accordance with Council Executives’ Decision No. CEww, June 2013, an item regarding the Finances of the Union was placed before the 2013 Annual General Meeting.
Arising from the adoption of Item No 73 at the 2013 Annual General Meeting, it is necessary to open up a consultation process amongst all Branches and Regional Councils regarding a progressive contributory subscription rate which can be based on member’s pay.
The position that a member on low pay has to pay the Full Rate and then claim a rebate is to be ended, which will be put into place on a temporary basis, until the full consultation on subscriptions amongst the membership has been carried out. Any member who is on a basic rate of pay of less than £20,000.00 (inclusive of London Weighting, where applicable) will pay £1.25 per week from January 1st 2014. There will be an increase on the levy of every member who earns above £20,000.00 per year, at the amount of 6 pence per week,which will then be transferred into the new Legal Fund.
I should therefore be grateful if you would give this matter your consideration and submit your initial views and suggestions to me by 1st December 2013.