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MU Membership Subs Holiday

Struggling to pay your MU membership subscription during the Covid-19 crisis? Apply online to take a three-month payment holiday

In response to the widespread cancellation of work that has hit our profession as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to allow members facing genuine and pressing hardship to apply for a three-month holiday from payment of their MU membership fees.

As with our Hardship Fund, this scheme will have a significant impact on MU resources, so please act responsibly and only apply if you are in real need.

Eligibility

  • The MU membership subs holiday is available on application, to current MU members who have kept their membership subscriptions up to date. Unlike a mortgage holiday, there is no obligation to repay the balance at a later date.
  • Applicants must be currently paying the full membership rate or joint NEU/UCU/EIS membership rate. Members who joined for £1 over six months ago and are therefore currently paying the full membership rate by direct debit will also be eligible.
  • Members who joined for £1 under six months ago, members paying the student rate and retired members will not be eligible. Members who pay their subscription by Direct Debit but have cancelled their payment instruction will need to reinstate it before applying.

Members paying subscriptions by monthly or quarterly Direct Debit

  • Each eligible member is entitled to one subscription holiday which must be taken over three consecutive months and must be started by 31 December 2020.
  • Subscription holidays will begin from the date the eligible member’s next subscription payment is due following receipt of their application. It is not possible to future-date membership subscription holidays, so please only apply directly before you wish to make use of the holiday.
  • If an application is received within five working days prior to a monthly or quarterly direct debit demand, then it may not be possible to stop the direct debit from being processed. If this is the case, the membership subscription holiday will start on the following month or quarter.

Members paying subscriptions annually

  • If you pay annually by Direct Debit and you have already renewed your MU membership in 2020, a refund equal to three months of your annual fee will be paid to your account within a month of your application.
  • If you pay annually by credit or debit card and you have already renewed your MU membership in 2020, a refund equal to three months of your annual fee will be credited back to your card within a month of your application.
  • If you pay annually by Direct Debit / credit or debit card and your renewal for 2020 is yet to come, apply between five and 21 days prior to your renewal date, and your annual renewal fee will be reduced by a value equivalent to three months of your membership.

Application process

  • In order to apply, click the button below and follow the prompts to supply:
    • Your Name
    • Your MU Membership number
    • Your contact email address
  • Upon submission you will receive on-screen confirmation that your application has been received by our processing team
  • We will endeavour to process all incoming applications within five working days of receipt and will send you a confirmation email accordingly.

Apply now