Should STA membership fees be a fixed rate or on a sliding scale?
The subject of membership fees has been discussed at several STA meetings with the question being raised would it help to increase membership and provide a more balanced group if there was a sliding scale of fee's or are we better sticking to a fixed rate of £50 per member. We have consulted with the Orkney Tourism Group who use a sliding scale and you will find following a scale which is based on how their membership fees are established.
We are required to take a vote from the full membership to identify what the membership fees will be and so ask you to select one of the following:
The fixed fee means that every member will pay a set amount of £50 and receive one vote.
A sliding scale would require each business/ individual to estimate their annual turnover and volunteer which band they fall into, the membership fee will still entitle each member to one vote.
- Band 1 £0 - £20,000pa Fee £30
- Band 2 £20,000 - £80,000pa Fee £70
- Band 3 £80,000+pa Fee £100
If we do not receive enough votes by midnight on Wednesday 25th June the question will be declared moot and we will remain on the current fixed rate.