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Booklet and Membership Terms and Conditions


Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliant.

Online bookings have the choice of paying immediately by credit/debit card, nominating somebody else to pay on your behalf or requesting an invoice for all other payment methods.

Invoices must be paid thirty days from the invoice date.

If booking manually and paying by credit or debit card, it is essential that all relevant sections of the booking form are completed, including the last three digits of the security code on the reverse of the card, or four digits on the front of AMEX cards.

Currency and Exchange Rate

You may book in GBP, USD or Euros and the default currency will be selected by our website according to your location, but can be altered if you choose. RQA exchange rates used are those published by The Financial Times and will generally be updated daily. 

Tax Relief

Income Tax Relief in respect of Annual Membership Subscriptions.

The Research Quality Association is one of the HMRC approved professional bodies under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings & Pensions) Act 2003 and is published by them known as “List 3” therefore, if you are a UK tax payer and pay your own membership fees, you may be entitled to claim tax back on your subscription fee.

Who can claim

If joining the RQA is advantageous to you in carrying out your work or is relevant to your job, members employed in the UK may claim tax relief on their membership subscription fee.

Who cannot claim

Non UK tax payers
Members whose subscription fee is paid by someone else (e.g. employer)