Tax Relief on NEU Subscriptions

You can claim tax relief on the last four years membership subscriptions.

1: you should only claim for years when you were a member of the NEU/NUT

2: you can only claim for a maximum of 4 previous years.

3: if you don't pay the full time sub you should claim for the appropriate part time rate. 

4. You can claim via

5. The tax reference for those schools who use Islington payroll is 120/LB3E

6. If your school does not use Islington payroll then you should ask your bursar for the relevant tax reference or you may find it on your pay statement.

7. If you have other sources of taxed income, it is worth checking yourself, or via your accountant, that this is compatible

Subscription rates:

You can claim for both local and national subs. But if you were a member of another branch (not Islington) of the union the local fee is likely to be different. If you don't know what the local fee was then just claim for the national sub which are the second set of figures


Note: use these if you've been in Islington during these year

            2017     £196.00

            2018    £198.00

           2019 (Jan - Aug)      £136.10

           2019/20  (Sept - Aug)   £207.19

           2020/21    £212.89

           2021/22   £203.40



           2017    £177.00

           2018    £179.00

          2019  (Jan - Aug)   £122.61

          2019/20  (Sept - Aug)   £186.66

          2020/21    £191.79

         2021/22    £193.71

Note - The Union changed its subscription year from the Calendar (Jan - Dec) Year to the Academic Year (Sept - Aug)  in 2019

After a few weeks you should receive a slightly increased tax code which gives you the allowance for this year, and eventually you should get a rebate cheque for the previous years.  Sometimes they give the refund by adjusting the tax code - it works out the same but it is not as gratifying as a cheque through the post.

The adjusted tax code will mean that you do not have to claim for future years.