How do I set up or change a direct debit?


    Setting up a new direct debit

    You can set up a Direct Debit by filling out the Direct Debit Instruction and emailing it to the Membership team at You can elect to pay in 1, 4 or 12 instalments. The Membership team will advise when your Direct Debit has been set up.

    Likewise, if your employer wishes to pay your fee by Direct Debit, they will need to complete a Direct Debit instruction using their bank details, but including your name and membership number so the payments can be allocated to your record.

    Instalments will be taken from your account around the 10th of the month, at the frequency you have set. For example, if you have elected to pay monthly, instalments will be taken out of your account around the 10th of January, with the next payment coming out around the 10th of February.

    Changing an existing direct debit

    If you need to change your direct debit, for example, if your bank details or instalment details change, you will need to fill out a new Direct Debit Instruction and email it to the Membership team at The Membership team will advise when your new Direct Debit has been set up.

    Delayed payment option for 2021-22 individual membership renewals

    In light of the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges our members may be facing in an uncertain work environment, this year we are offering a delayed payment option for renewals.

    If you change to, or set up, a month-by-month Direct Debit, we won’t take the first payment until September 2021, and we will split this year’s annual membership fee across 9 equal instalments. You won’t need to pay anything in June, July or August 2021.

    • Offer only applies to month-by-month Direct Debit payments
    • Offer only applies for the 2021/22 membership year; thereafter payments will revert to 12 monthly instalments.
    • To take up this option, please fill in a new Direct Debit instruction using this form, selecting the ‘pay in 9 instalments (delayed payment option) then revert to 12 instalments from June 2022’ option.
    • Email the updated Direct Debit instruction to the LI Membership team, ( before 5pm on Thursday 27 May 2021.