As every one of our members will be acutely aware, inflation has been running at high levels throughout 2023. HGSA operating costs have increased substantially over this period and there will need to be an increase in membership fees which will be applied from 1st January 2024.
The HGSA executive are aware of the impact any increase will have and have limited the increase to 5.5% across membership types, corresponding to an increase of $15 for full members and $3 for student and NFP organisations. This is substantially below the increase in operating costs but HGSA has the reserves to meet the shortfall and we wish to minimise the burden falling on our members. Our Corporate Member rates are increasing by the same percentage.
The new rates will be applied to new applications from 1st January 2024 and to renewals for the 2024-25 membership year.