Direct Debit

The British Sociological Association members can pay their annual membership subscription by Direct Debit.  Collecting annual payments is economical by Direct Debit, and the savings made are used to keep our subscriptions and fees as low as is possible.  As a member of the BSA, you may participate in the scheme if you have a sterling bank account with a bank or building society in the UK.  Direct Debit payments should also ensure that you do not fall behind with payments, and saves you the chore of paying invoices.


To join the Direct Debit Scheme, please follow these simple instructions.

1. Download the Direct Debit form.

2. Complete all of the requested bank/building society details on the form. Remember to include your signature and date. Post the completed form to the BSA using the address below:

British Sociological Association
Chancery Court
Belmont Business Park
DH1 1TW 

The Reference Number and debit sum will be inserted by BSA staff at the time of processing. BSA staff will process your form, and notify you when your first payment is due.

Please note: The BSA does not operate a monthly payment scheme. All payments are processed by one instalment to reduce collection charges, postage, stationery and staff costs. Our annual payment date is on or around 2 February.

The BSA offers a £5 discount on the membership rate for members who sign up to pay by Direct Debit.  This discount is available only the first time the Direct Debit is set up for a member and while it is maintained (even if the account details change).  The discount is not available for Direct Debit payments that have been cancelled and reinstated.