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Find a list of professional bodies approved for tax relief (list 3)

Check the HMRC list of professional bodies and learned societies with tax-deductible fees.

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This list includes all bodies approved by the commissioners for HMRC up to October 2017.

Professional organisations can apply for approval for tax relief using form P356.

Published 31 March 2014
Last updated 23 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the following Cognitive Development Society, Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, International Congress of Infant Studies and Society for the Neural Control of Movement. Changed National Counselling Society Ltd to The National Counselling Society and National Hypnotherapy Society Ltd to The National Hypnotherapy Society.  Removed, Institute of Radiation Protection.
  2. The American Cinema Editors, Brain Computer Interface Society and International Society for Posture and Gait Research have been added to the list of professional bodies approved for tax relief.
  3. The Academy of International Business has been added to the list of professional bodies approved for tax relief.
  4. Added British Institute of Kitchen, British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association to the list and amended the Educational Institute of Scotland entry.
  5. Added National Council on Measurement in Education, from tax year 2017 to 2018 onward to the list.
  6. Added Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland, first year 2016 to 2017, Association of International Cost Estimating and Analysis, International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), Royal Yachting Association (RYA) first year 2017 to 2018 for each. Changed, British Dental Hygienists’ Association to British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and Institution of Economic Development Officers to Institute of Economic Development.
  7. Added, London Court of International Arbitration and Association of Local Government Ecologists - both FY: 2017 to 2018 - to the list.
  8. Amended Society for the Environment to include, allow relief for the annual subscription for the award of the 'Registered Environmental Technician’ designation available through membership of one of the Licensed Constituent bodies. Also amended Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences to Academy of Social Sciences.
  9. Corrected entry for Institution of Mechanical Engineers (previously said Institute)
  10. Obsolescence Management, International Institute of FY:2017 to 2018 added to the List 3.
  11. Association of Democratic Service Officers put back on the list - FY: 2012 to 2013
  12. Five new bodies have been added to the list and two removed.
  13. Eight new bodies added and 3 removed from the list.
  14. Two new bodies have been added to the list and one amended.
  15. Five new bodies have been added to the list and three removed.
  16. Nine new bodies added to the list and three removed.
  17. Five new bodies added to the list and one amended.
  18. Six new bodies added to the list, one deleted and one amended.
  19. List reset to remove duplicate entries - with guidance on how to find the body you are looking for.
  20. Four new bodies added to the list, one deleted and one amended.
  21. 5 new names added to the list
  22. 3 new names added to the list
  23. 2 new additions added to the page.
  24. The following have been added to the list from October 2016 AABC Register Ltd, European Society of International Law (ESIL), European Finance Association (EFA), The Learning and Performance Institute and Association of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers, (BAMRR), from 2016. The following has been removed Institute of IT Training.
  25. 3 new additions added to the page.
  26. 11 names added to the list
  27. The following have been added: Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), From 2015 to 2016 tax year British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons, BAPES, From 2015 to 2016 tax year Chartered Banker Institute Chartered Institute of Credit Management Chartered Institute of Credit Management The Games Theory Society, From 2016 to 2017 tax year The Hairdressing Council, From 2016 to 2017 The following have been removed: Bankers, Institute of in Scotland Credit Management, Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Chartered Institute
  28. Amendments have been made to the list
  29. Amendments have been made to the list.
  30. This list has been updated to remove Archaelogical Illustrators and Surveyors, Association of and Field Archaeologists, Institute of and to add Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) (formerly Institute of Field Archaeologists).
  31. Amendments have been made to the list.
  32. Amendments have been made to the list.
  33. Amendments have been made to the list.
  34. Amendments have been made to the list.
  35. The list of professional bodies has been updated with the European Society for Medical Oncology, Institution of Royal Engineers.
  36. The list of professional bodies has been updated with British Institute of Interior Design, The Rating Surveyors' Association, Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK, British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, CIGRE UK, International Council on Large Electric Systems, International Council on Large Electric Systems, Association of Clinical Embryologists, Canadian Astronomical Society, CharityComms, Clinical Embryologists, The Association of,
  37. Amendments have been made to the list.
  38. The list of professional bodies has been updated to remove Trading Standards Institute, and add Chartered Trading Standards Institute, CTSI, and Information and Records Management Society, IRMS, FY 2015 to 2016.
  39. Aesthetic Medicine, British College of and BCAM, T/A British College of Aesthetic Medicine have been added to the professional bodies approved for tax relief (list 3).
  40. Public Health Register, UK |FY:2015-2016| UKBHR and UK Public Health Register |FY:2015-2016| UKBHR added to Professional bodies approved for tax relief (list 3).
  41. Communication with Deaf People, The Council for the Advancement of (CACDP) entry added under 'c' and 's'.
  42. The List 3 of professional bodies approved for tax relief has been reordered.
  43. The approved professional organisations and learned societies list has been updated to remove Infection Control Nurses Association 2010 and replace it with Infection Prevention Society (IPS).
  44. The Approved professional organisations and learned societies list has been updated to remove 'Institute of Linguistics' and replace it with 'Chartered Institute of Linguists'.
  45. The list of professional bodies has been updated.
  46. British Nuclear Energy Society and Institution of Nuclear Engineers have been removed from the listas these bodies have merged to form The Nuclear Institute which is already included.
  47. Multiple addtions to list 3.
  48. Change name of 'British Institute of Golf Course Architects to European Institute of Golf Course Architects. An addition of 'Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists'.
  49. Updated to include the Institute of Money Advisers.
  50. First published.