Late last year the BMC held a stormy EGM in order to try and agree sub increases for Club and Individual members for 2004, which was necessary because of spiraling insurance costs. In a controversial move the Club Members saw no real increase in their fees and were allowed to opt for a cheap upgrade path to become Individual Members with the bulk of the necessary money coming direct from the Individual Members. In a move which may go some way to redressing this imbalance, the BMC have provisionally announced sizeable increases for next year for club members. Club Members - £8/member - a 28% increase; Club Member upgrade to IM - £13.50 - a 42% increase;
Individual Members - £ 27.50 - a 10% increase.