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Types of Membership

Student: £0.00 p/a - yes, free!
A great offer for those undertaking full-time study at degree level or equivalent in information and records management - offers all of the benefits of affiliate membership, without the cost! Please ensure you provide details of your course and student status when applying and upon renewal. Click here to browse the benefits of membership for Student Members.

Protecture Affiliate: £0.00 p/a
Protecture Subscribers gain access to affiliate membership of the IRMS through their subscription to Protecture. This membership gives you access to all the benefits of membership (access to the e-bulletin, attendance at free group events, access to online resources, access to our online social network plus lots more!). Click here to find out more information about this membership offer.

Affiliate: £45.00 p/a
Designed for those who are unemployed, have retired from paid professional activity, or live outside the UK and Ireland - includes unlimited attendance at Groups events, an electronic copy of the IRMS Bulletin, our monthly email newsletter, and valuable online resources and networking tools. Click here to browse the benefits of membership for Affiliate Members.

Individual: £90.00 p/a
Suited to a wide range of information management professionals - includes discounted rates at our annual Conference, unlimited attendance and preferential access to Groups and partners' events, an electronic or hard copy of the IRMS Bulletin, our monthly email newsletter, valuable online resources and networking tools, and eligibility for professional accreditation regardless of formal educational attainment. Click here to browse the benefits of membership for Individual Members.

Corporate: £399.00 p/a
Great value for companies and public-sector organisations alike - includes up to 5 transferable online accounts, multiple electronic copies of the IRMS Bulletin, and discounted advertising via a range of channels, and offers your staff all of the benefits of an individual membership. Click here to browse the benefits of membership for Corporate Members.

NOTE: The IRMS Executive approved the move to a rolling membership model. This will enable new members to join at any time of the year and receive a full year of membership. A rolling membership is one that begins on the day it is purchased or approved by the IRMS. For example, an anniversary membership purchased on 03 August 2018 will begin on 03 August 2018 and end on 02 August 2019.


Tax Relief

The IRMS is on the Approved Professional Organisations register for claiming tax relief on ‘professional fees and subscriptions’ under the Income Tax (Earnings & Pensions) Act 2003.

This allows you to claim a percentage of your membership fee back from HMRC as income tax relief, when you pay for your IRMS membership yourself - i.e. it is not paid for or reimbursed by your employer.

For those that have their membership paid or reimbursed by their employer, the organisation can seek some tax relief - just let your payroll team know we are on the register and they can make the claim.

The exact rate you are eligible to claim varies depending on your personal income tax position as determined by HMRC, therefore, this will vary from member to member. Please note this does not apply to our student or honorary members, who pay no fees.

More information, including how to apply for this relief, can be found on the GOV.UK website. If you have any queries on how this relates to the IRMS please get in touch. If you have a query about the application process itself, please contact the HMRC helpdesk as we are unable to advise on this.

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