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Who is the FDA for?

FDA membership is available to staff in all government departments, agencies and arms-length bodies who are either:

  • Grades HEO (or equivalent)and above;
  • On the Civil Service Fast Stream scheme, or equivalent training schemes; or
  • Working for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) at any grade.

We have members from across the public sector, and across the country. Whether you work in policy or operations, Leeds or Belfast, HR or finance, the House of Commons or the Ministry of Justice, you can become part of the FDA.

How much does FDA membership cost?

We charge monthly subscriptions on a sliding scale, based on your salary and your grade. We collect subscriptions one month in arrears.

Grade 7 and above

Annual Basic Salary   Monthly cost
Up to £15,500  £6.50
£15,501 to £33,500  £13.35
£33,501 to £47,000  £20.00
£47,001 to £70,500  £28.50
£70,501 to £88,000  £30.85
More than £88,001  £33.75

HEO, SEO and equivalent

Monthly cost  
Up to and including 24  £8.00
More than 24

Apprentice Economists receive their first six months free, then pay according to the Keystone rate.

Assistant Statisticians receive their first six months free, then pay according to their salaries.




Fast Stream and equivalent development grades

Including Assistant Economists, Legal Trainees, trainees in HMRC and Ministry of Defence, and staff on the Treasury’s graduate scheme.

Period Monthly cost  
First six months FREE
After six months £12

Associate membership

For those leaving/retiring from the civil service.

Hours/ week Monthly Cost  
N/A £3.99

Are you a manager working in a health or care organisation?

You can join Managers in Partnership, our joint venture with Unison.         

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