The BCA executive have released the following statement to accompany the news that the membership fee is due to rise from the first of January next year.
For the last 2 years BCA has been spending more than it’s been raising in income and reducing its reserves. The increase in the membership fee is looking to alter that situation. The last fee increase was a long time ago. Some fees have reduced in the last few years. The proposal does not affect student fees, non-caving member fees or club fees, merely member fees that are currently £17 increasing to £20.