Renewing your membership

If you were a member of ATL prior to 1 September 2017, your membership will renew on the rates below until January 2019.

As we are migrating all records to the same system as of January 2019, all membership subscriptions for 2018 will run until 31st December 2018. When you renew, you will pay an appropriate pro rata sum based on the month of your renewal or you will continue to pay monthly instalments until the end of 2018. All existing membership rules remain in place and all members will be contacted in November or December to confirm subscription arrangements for 2019.

If you are unclear about what rate you will renew on, please contact the ATL section membership department.

Standard ATL section membership renewal rates

Single annual payment* by direct debit, credit card or cheque Monthly payment by direct debit**
Working more than 3 days a week average
£206 £17.50 a month
Working 3 or less but 1.5 days or more a week average
£106 £9 a month
Working less than 1.5 days a week average
£57.70 £4.85 a month

Support staff ATL section renewal rates

Single annual payment* by direct debit, credit card or cheque Monthly payment by direct debit**
Working more than 3 days a week average
£117.60 £9.80 a month
Working 3 or less but 1.5 days or more a week average
£81.60 £6.80 a month
Working less than 1.5 days a week average
£56.40 £4.70 a month

Associate membership

For members on a career-break/non-working.

Single annual payment by direct debit Single annual payment by cheque or debit/credit card
£36 £36

Retired membership

For teachers, lecturers and support staff who have retired and who are in receipt of a pension.

Single annual payment by direct debit Single annual payment by cheque or debit/credit card
£36 £36

How to renew your membership

It is the member's responsibility to ensure their subscription fee for the year is paid in full. The membership department will endeavour to contact a member through either a home or work address. Members should note that if you only receive correspondence from AMiE or ATL at your work address we may not have home address details on file. This notice will inform members how much they owe or how much will be collected by direct debit over what period.

In the case of direct debit payers, contact will be attempted through the bank if no other contact address is available to inform them of the direct debit amount to be collected each year.

To renew your membership, you can print and complete one of the forms listed below and return it to: Membership department, ATL, 7 Northumberland Street, London WC2N 5RD.

The membership department can also take credit and debit card payments and set up new direct debit instruction by telephone (tel: 020 7782 1602). The office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If all our staff are busy dealing with other members you may hear a message; please leave your details and a contact number, and we will return your call.

What happens if ATL cannot contact a member?

If ATL is unable to contact a member before the first collection of the year, the direct debit will not be collected. It is the member's responsibility to ensure the ATL has a valid contact address and is able to collect a valid direct debit or for ATL to be able to contact the member at a valid postal address.

If a member has failed to pay in full after three months of the subscription due date, membership of ATL is deemed lapsed. At this time, ATL has normally attempted to contact the member three times to any address held on file, unless information has been received that the address is no longer valid.

Any member who has lapsed should contact ATL's membership department as, depending on the date they lapsed, the outstanding subscription on their record may need to be paid before they are eligible to rejoin. Once your membership has been restored and full professional cover is available to you, we must advise that in accordance with the Association's rule 4.3 we would not be able to assist on any matter that arose prior to your restoration to membership.

Further information on membership

  • Members can claim income tax relief on up to nine-tenths of their annual subscription, provided it is paid from earned income. For more information, please see the page on claiming Tax relief on your ATL/AMiE subscriptions.
  • In order for us to be able to offer you legal assistance you must ensure that you keep either your standard or retired membership payment up to date. If you choose to leave or are lapsed due to non-payment, ATL/AMiE will not be able to assist you with legal advice or support. This applies even if you are seeking help with an issue that dates back to the time when you were a paid-up member. You should ensure that your membership is correct and fully up to date in order to access the full range of AMiE benefits for members.
  • In order for AMiE to be able to offer you legal assistance you must ensure that you keep either standard, retired or associate membership. If you choose to leave, AMiE will not be able to assist you with legal advice or support. This applies even if you are seeking help with an issue that dates back to the time when you were a member.
  • As with any other union, AMiE is unable to offer representation or assistance (including legal advice) with problems that arose before you joined. Prospective members should declare any such problems in a letter with their application form.
  • Members should consult their membership renewal notice for any changes in terms and conditions. Terms and conditions apply.