skip to main content

MU Membership Subs Holiday

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

Last updated: 04 March 2021

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 holiday from payment of their MU subscription fees.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021, we are offering an additional three-months to all eligible members who are not already on a subscription holiday, regardless of whether you’ve previously taken one or not.

Eligibility

The MU subscription 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 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 who are already taking a subscriptions holiday which ends during the period 1 April to 30 June 2021 will be able to apply to extend their holiday for a further three months.

Unfortunately, members whose current subscriptions holiday ends after 30 June 2021 will not be eligible to extend their holiday and further at this time.

Members paying subscriptions by monthly or quarterly Direct Debit

Provided a member meets the eligibility criteria set out above and is either not currently taking a subscriptions holiday, or their current holiday ends between 1 April and 30 June 2021, they will be entitled to a three-month subscription holiday which must be started by 1 July 2021.

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 ten 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, provided this doesn’t fall after 1 July 2021.

Members paying subscriptions annually

If you pay annually by Direct Debit and you have already renewed your current MU membership 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 current MU membership, 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 you apply for a subscription holiday between ten and 21 days prior to your renewal date, your next annual renewal fee will be reduced by a value equivalent to three months of your annual fee.

Application process

In order to apply, you will need to provide:

  • 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 ten working days of receipt and will send you a confirmation email accordingly.

Apply now.

#InvestInMusicians

Government Must Act to Protect the Future of Music

Call on Government to invest in musicians at the heart of our £5.8bn industry. No-one should be left behind by Government support.

Government Must Act to Protect the Future of Music