Applicability: England only; except B (lines 25-29), a) and b) (lines 53-59) and 2
and 3 (lines 71-75) which are Federal.
Mover: 7 minutes; summation of motion and movers and summation of any
amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For eligibility and
procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.
The deadline for amendments to this motion is 13.00, Monday 3 September;
see page 4. Amendments selected for debate will be printed in Monday's
Conference Daily. The deadline for requests for separate votes is 09.00 Sunday
16 September; see page 3.
17.30 Business motion
Chair: Cllr Nick da Costa (Vice Chair, FCC). Aide: Mary Reid. Hall Aide: Geoff
Payne (Chair, FCC).
F30 Membership Subscriptions and Federal Levy
Mover: Tony Harris (Chair, FFRC).
Summation: To be announced.
In order to make the party's finances simpler, more transparent and
more sustainable, Conference agrees to the following for 2019:
1. To make the Federal Levy system more transparent and
consistent by applying the Federal Levy to membership
subscriptions in England, Scotland and Wales.
2. To make the finances of the State parties sustainable by
recognising the significant additional costs faced by the
Scottish and Welsh State parties on account of the policy,
communications, organisational and campaigning challenges
presented by the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. This
will be done by introducing an Additional Costs Grant from the
Federal Party for the Scottish and Welsh Parties.
3. To address the significant imbalance in party resources shown
by the relative balance sheets of the Federal Party and other
parts of the party, and to provide the resources for the shared
tools, services and support set out in the party's strategy passed
at Spring 2018 Conference, by setting the Federal Levy at 55% for
4. To encourage further membership growth by freezing the
Monday 17 September