Your annual and weekly subscriptions can be treated by HMRC as donations under the Gift Aid scheme. Under this scheme, if you are a tax payer, the DCU can claim from HMRC the tax you paid on income that you use to pay your subs. If you wish your subscriptions to be treated as Gift Aid donations, you need to have completed a Gift Aid mandate form. N.B. You only need to do this once, unless you change address or are no longer paying sufficient Tax (about £30) to cover the claim. Forms available on request from the treasurer (Ian Pirrie) or Subscription Rep (Susan Paterson).