Article 4.4 of the current AoA requires subscription rates to be set by the membership.
and so they were the previous year or two, I suppose.
- assuming this is correct, then you make a good point.The law required such a Motion to be put to the meeting
suggested in draft AoA
11. MEMBERSHIP FEES
The Charity may require Members to pay reasonable Membership fees to the Charity.
4.4 The subscription for each class of Member shall be such and shall be payable at such time as the
Club may determine, from time to time in General Meeting. Every subscription so determined shall
be subject at the time of payment to the addition of Value Added Tax at the statutory rate then
Another case of trying to remove members say and take control of the life membership fund at the same time.
The current safeguard allows members to overrule a proposal for fees. It also allows members to question or discuss any fees on an annual basis at the AGM. Members could vote for a £20 fee and ask for donations, I suppose. Some members have high incomes and others very low incomes.
The law required such a Motion to be put to the meeting
.11. MEMBERSHIP FEES
The Charity may require Members to pay reasonable Membership fees to the Charity
Would this conflict with 'the law required such a Motion to be put to the meeting', it avoids the need for such a motion it seems.