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E&T Magazine

Recent feedback from our members showed that finding solutions and supporting initiatives which help to reduce the impacts of climate change for future generations is a key priority. 

To show our support, the IET has committed to a number of actions to reduce our own carbon emissions and lower waste of natural resources as part of the drive to achieve carbon net-zero by 2030.

One of the actions we are taking is to reduce the volume of paper used in the printed publication of our member magazine, E&T, by reducing the number of print issues from 10 to 9 and lowering the pagination of each issue from 96 to 80 pages.

The online version of E&T will not be affected however, still publishing 12 issues a year.

Why are we reducing the number of print issues and volume of paper in E&T Magazine?

Results from our member survey, E&T reader feedback and research conducted as part of our 150th Anniversary Celebrations told us that finding solutions and supporting initiatives which help to reduce the impacts of climate change for future generations are key priorities for you, both personally and professionally.

To show our support, the IET has committed to a number of actions to reduce our own carbon emissions and lower waste of natural resources as part of the drive to achieve carbon net-zero by 2030.  

Whose decision was it to make the changes to E&T Magazine and how was it made?

The Board of Trustees held a meeting in November 2020 where the changes to E&T Magazine were discussed, an agreement was made to implement these changes in January 2021.

Are you offering any extra benefits because of the reduction in a number of print editions?

We are not currently providing any additional member benefits due to the reduction in the number of print editions. E&T will still be delivering 12 online editions each year which can be accessed through the app or website

What content will be removed from the magazine as a result of the reduction in page numbers?

You can access any content that is no longer available in the print issues online.

The online version of E&T will not be affected and can be accessed through the website or the app.

Can I have a discount off my membership subscription to the value of the magazine if I opt out? 

We do not at present offer different combinations of membership products and services at different prices. All members are entitled to the same services.

We cannot offer a reduction in price if you do not wish to take advantage of any particular aspect of your membership.

How do I opt-out of receiving print issues of E&T Magazine?

UK members can opt-out of receiving E&T print editions by filling in the consent form.

For non-UK members, please contact Member and Customer Services for further assistance.

If I opt out of E&T Magazine but then change my mind, can I opt back into receiving print issues?

Members who have opted out from receiving print issues retain the right to start receiving the magazine in print again at any time.

To opt back into receiving print issues, contact the Member and Customer Services team.

How do I access the digital version of E&T Magazine?

You can access the digital version of E&T in a number of ways:

  • E&T app – download the free E&T app from either Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store to view from your phone or tablet. You can also get help with downloading the app.
  • E&T website – you can access all of the articles included in the most recent edition from the E&T website: https://eandt.theiet.org/
  • E&T Digital email we also send a web version of E&T straight to your inbox each month. Check your subscription on MyIET to ensure you are opted into receiving emails from E&T Magazine.

If I opt-out of receiving E&T Magazine in print, does this mean I will no longer receive Member News and the member diary?

When you opt-out of receiving E&T Magazine in print, you will also be opting out of receiving Member News in print.

You can still access all of the Member News content through the online version. You will however still receive the member diary.

If you no longer wish to receive the member diary, please contact the Member and Customer Services team.

Publications

Can I claim tax relief on my additional journals?

The membership fee and journal subscriptions are both tax allowable. Therefore members of the IET will be eligible for tax relief for membership and journal subscriptions in the tax year in which these expenses are incurred.

For the journal subscription to be allowable:

  • The journals must be linked and issued by the professional body that the member belongs to
  • The professional body is approved by the Inland Revenue and appears in list 3 with a ‘J’ next to its name
  • The member pays this fee out of their earnings from an employment
  • The journals subscribed for are directly relevant to the member’s employment.