What does BASW membership cost?
Your BASW membership will be due for renewal after each year of membership.
- Find out how to renew your membership here.
- Membership can be paid by annual or monthly direct debit
- You can also pay annually via credit card or debit card by contacting the membership team.
|Category||Direct Debit / monthly|
|Working (qualified over five years)||£24.50 / month|
|Working (qualified for less than five years)||£17.56 / month|
|Part-time (working 24 hours or less per week)||£17.56 / month|
|Fully retired||£9.82 / month|
|Unemployed||£11.48 / month|
|Student*||£5.16 / month|
|Associate (please contact the membership team for information)|
*Plus existing student members can receive 50% off membership fees for your first post-qualifying year of work
Along with standard BASW membership, self-employed independent social workers can opt into one of our two enhanced independent membership packages to support your independent practice. Find out more about enhanced independent membership here.
|Package||Additional cost / monthly|
|Independent Basic||+ £5.00 / month|
|Independent Plus||+ £15.00 / month|
Optional subscriptions can be added to your membership and are available to BASW members at a subsidised cost.
Social Workers Union
BASW members can access discounted membership for the Social Workers Union (SWU), the only UK trade union for social workers. Find out more about SWU here.
|Category||Additional cost / monthly|
|BASW Working Categories||+ £2.50 / month|
|Students||+ £0.83 / month|
|Additional subscription||Additional cost / monthly|
|British Journal of Social Work online only||+ £3.00 / month|
|British Journal of Social Work print and online||+ £4.17 / month|
|Practice: Social Work in Action print||+ £2.50 / month|
Financial Support for BASW members
If you are a BASW member on parental leave, you are eligible for a 33% discount off your current BASW membership fee for up to 12 months. If you are opted in to the Social Workers Union, you are also eligible for 50% discount from your membership fee for up to 12 months. Please contact the BASW membership team to action this on your profile.
Part time fee reductions
If you are considering joining us or are a member who has reduced your working hours, we offer a reduced cost for working category members working under 25 hours per week.
Claim tax back on your membership subscription
If you are a UK tax payer and pay for your BASW membership fee yourself, you can claim tax relief on professional association membership subscriptions. You can claim up to four years’ subscription fees.
The Social Work Benevolent Trust (SWBT) was established to provide support to social workers facing hardship, by providing grants to qualified social workers who are facing hardship themselves or for their dependents. SWBT: Learn more & apply for financial help.
Apply for financial support grants for education, hardship or international work. Find out more by contacting the membership team.
Your BASW membership will be due for renewal after each year of membership. Find our more on renewals here
Your BASW membership will be due for renewal after each year of membership. If you pay by monthly direct debit and your circumstances are unchanged you do not need to do anything, your BASW membership will renew automatically. You can also pay annually via credit card or debit card by contacting the membership team.
Changes in circumstances
If your circumstances have changed, contact the membership team via phone or email to review your category for the forthcoming membership year. You can also update personal details here.
Contact us to find out more
- Call the Membership Team on 0121 622 8401 / 8405 / 8406
- Contact us here quoting your membership number.