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Can I claim tax relief on my CSP annual subscription?

As a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy it is possible to claim tax relief on the full annual subscription. This applies to physiotherapists and associate members in related employment. The amount of the subscription paid by an employed member in the tax year can be deducted from the income earned from that employment.

If you meet the conditions for tax relief for earlier years, and did not receive any relief for those years, you can still claim for the previous four years.

Additionally, you may be entitled to claim an annual tax allowance of £100 for the cost of cleaning uniforms as well as fees to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and other relevant subscriptions connected with your work.

Completing the application for tax relief is surprisingly quick and easy. For further details including an application form to claim tax relief listing payments made for your membership subscription, please see CSP information paper CSPTAX. You do not need to send a separate receipt unless you are specifically requested to do so.

If you get stuck at all, please contact the CSP's Enquiries Team (ET) (see below).

If you need a tax receipt for any other purpose or your tax office have requested it after you have submitted the form CSP information paper CSPTAX please request one using our tax receipt request form.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED phone 020 7306 6666 or email enquiries@csp.org.uk

How do I change my name with the CSP?

To change your name on the CSP membership database, you will need to provide us with a copy of the official documentation that details your name change (eg marriage certificate, passport or driving licence) to the CSP. If you have an electronic copy (a scan or photograph will do) you can do this all online by completing our online form and uploading the documentation.

If you would like a new membership certificate reflecting your name change, please see 'How do I request a new membership certificate?' immediately below.

How can I get a new membership certificate?

There is a charge of £10.00 for a replacement membership certificate for registered members. To request a new membership certificate, please contact the CSP Enquiries Team (ET). How you contact the ET may depend on your method of payment and whether or not you have an outdated certificate to send back.

You can contact the Enquiries Team (ET) by:
  • post : The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED
  • phone : 020 7306 6666
  • email : enquiries@csp.org.uk

There are two ways to pay for your replacement membership certificate:

  1. Cheque – please make cheques payable to either The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or The CSP.
  2. PayPal – you need to notify the Enquiries Team, either by telephone on 020 7306 6666 or by sending an email to enquiries@csp.org.uk, that you wish to make a payment by this method. They will then email you a link, which once opened will lead you through the process.

You will also need to send the CSP some form of photo id, such as a copy of your passport or driving licence.

If you have a membership certificate that does not reflect your current name, please send the outdated certificate back to the CSP. If you have lost your certificate, you will need to provide ET with details of the loss.

How do I change my membership grade?

To convert your membership to a different grade complete our online form or call our Enquiries Team on 020 7306 6666 or email enquiries@csp.org.uk. 

How can I get a new metal membership badge?

Replacement metal badges are available to members who are qualified physiotherapists. There is a charge of £25.00 for a replacement badge. Please note that it can take between 4-8 weeks to receive, as they are engraved and sent directly from the manufacturer.

To request a new metal membership badge, please contact the CSP Enquiries Team (ET). How you contact the ET may depend on your method of payment.

You can contact the Enquiries Team by:
  • post : The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED
  • phone : 020 7306 6666
  • email : enquiries@csp.org.uk

There are three ways you can pay for your new metal membership badge:

  1. Cheque – please make cheques payable to either The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or The CSP.
  2. PayPal – you need to notify the Enquiries Team, either by telephone on 020 7306 6666 or by sending an email to enquiries@csp.org.uk, that you wish to make a payment by this method. They will then email you a link, which once opened will lead you through the process.
  3. Credit card – to use this method, you will need to speak with a CSP staff member in the Finance unit. Please ring the Enquiry Handling Unit on 020 7306 6666 and they will put you through to the appropriate individual.

How can I get a membership card?

Membership cards are not routinely sent out by the CSP but you can request one by completing this form.

How can I change my bank details?

If you wish to change the bank details please complete this online form and we will send you a Direct Debit mandate form to complete

How can I get a PLI certificate?

If you require a certificate for your Public Liability Insurance please complete this form.

Can I use the CSP logo?

File 101087The CSP lozenge logo (right) can be used by registered CSP members for such items as stationery, websites, plaques and so on. The artwork can be supplied to members via an electronic file.

To request a copy of the logo, please use this online form.

Alternatively you can contact the CSP Enquiries Team on 020 7306 6666 or via enquiries@csp.org.uk with details of your intended use and the following information (for security purposes):

  1. Your membership number
  2. Your date of birth
  3. The name of the university that you qualified from

The Enquiries Team will also provide members with the current CSP strapline to be used with the lozenge logo.

File 133389The CSP corporate logo (right) can only be used by CSP headquarters and representatives acting in a corporate capacity: these include English Regional Networks (ERNs), country boards and branches, who can use the dynamic logo in official business.

For further information on the Society's corporate identity, please see our page on using the CSP brand.

How can I make a payment to the CSP?

There are five different methods with which to make a payment to the CSP. The method you use depends on the product or service you select. Following are the details of each method, and below them is a table that indicates which method is applicable to each product or service supplied by the CSP.

  1. Cheque – Please make cheques payable to either The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or The CSP.
  2. Direct Debit – Complete the direct debit mandate that is provided either with the paper member application form or with the online application form.
  3. PayPal – If you are an overseas member and wish to pay your annual membership fee by PayPal, you need to notify the Enquiries Team, either by telephone on +(0)20 7306 6666 or by sending an email to enquiries@csp.org.uk, that you wish to make a payment by this method. They will then email you a link, which once opened will lead you through the process. PayPal is a method of payment used to pay annual subscription fees where direct debit payments are not available.
  4. Worldpay – This method can be used with certain online products and there is a link to Worldpay provided on the relevant web page.
  5. Credit card – To use this method, you will need to speak with a CSP staff member in the Finance unit. Please ring the Enquiry Handling Unit on 020 7306 6666 and they will put you through to the appropriate individual.
product/service cheque direct debit paypal worldpay credit card
Membership subscriptions
Qualified member working X1 X      
Qualified member working in higher education X1 X      
Qualified member on career break/non-working X1 X X2   X2
Qualified member graduate discount X1 X      
Qualified member practising outside the UK X1 X X1   X2
Permanently retired member (annual payment only) X X X2   X2
Associate member X1 X      
Student member X X      
Other products/services
Duplicate qualification certificate X   X   X
Frontline X   X    
Letter of Good Standing X   X    
Membership Certificate X   X   X
Photocopying Services         X
Physio2U advert       X  
Publications X   X X  
Replacement membership badge X   X   X
Transcript of course X   X   X
Video Access to website       X  

1 - can only be used for annual payments.
2 - can only be used by members residing outside the UK.

How do I request a letter of good standing?

If you are a registered member of the CSP you can request a letter of good standing.

You will need to provide the following information in your request:

  1. Full name, (any other previous surname members you may have held) and address
  2. Membership number
  3. Why the letter is required
  4. State where the letter should be sent either to yourself or to an organisation

You can send your request in by email to tomlinsons@csp.org.uk or by post to Simone Tomlinson, Chief Executive’s Office, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4ED. 

There is no charge for this request.

Which membership package should I have if I am working whilst studying to be a physiotherapist?

If an associate member is also studying a part-time degree whilst continuing to work as an assistant, we advise having both associate and student membership. This is because each membership package is specifically designed to support each role.

If you wish to remain as a subscribing CSP Associate Member for the duration of your academic programme, you will be eligible for student membership at no extra cost. You will however still need to complete both student and associate membership applications.

Do I need insurance when working as a support worker?

Public liability insurance is predicated upon the fact that the Associate will only be undertaking delegated tasks that have been delegated to them by a registered health professional.

Delegation is not the same as supervision and it is possible for such support workers to undertake activities without direct supervision from the health professional provided that there are robust policies and procedures in place that ensure the associate only works within their competency and scope of practice.

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Can I practice sports massage as an associate or student member?

Associate and Student members may practice sports massage outside of their physiotherapy related work but will then need to buy additional sports massage insurance.

See further information and terms and conditions

Are there other membership options if my circumstances change?

We know that circumstances can change; that’s why we offer a range of reduced-price packages:

  • Career break: for qualified physiotherapists who are temporarily not practising due to unemployment, illness, maternity or parental leave
  • Retirement: for members who are retired or permanently unable to work due to ill health
  • Practising overseas: for qualified physiotherapists practising outside the UK

Get in touch with the Enquiries Team on 020 7306 6666 or email enquiries@csp.org.uk to find out more or change your subscription.

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9 August 2017

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