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About subscriptions

Our mission is to help consumers make informed ethical choices, support campaigners challenging corporate power, enable progressive businesses and charities to check their supply chains, and drive corporates to improve their behaviour.

We have achieved a lot since 1989, and with your help we can do much more.

Each subscription not only gives you unique, trusted and independent information. It also helps to fund our campaigns and other work, such as the Fair Tax Mark.

As a subscriber, you can also become a member of Ethical Consumer, a completely independent not-for-profit co-operative at the heart of the ethical consumer movement.

When you buy a subscription and we take the payment when you order.

If you don't want to continue with it you can cancel any time within the first 30 days to receive a full refund.

To cancel just telephone us during office hours on 0161 226 2929 or email


Outside of the United Kingdom, you will receive exactly the same subscription with the same 30-day trial period.

The only difference is that choosing a Print subscription will cost more, owing to the cost of sending you the print copy by Airmail. 

Digital Only subscription = £34.50

Print Magazine + Digital subscription to addresses worldwide (excluding EU countries) = £45.95

NB: We have stopped sending print magazines to the EU due to the charges incurred following Brexit. We are working on a solution. Digital-only subscriptions are available for EU countries.

If you want to take out multiple subscriptions, we offer a sliding scale for schools, colleges, universities and organisations, based on the number of users.

Subscriptions are accessed by multiple users concurrently. There is one login that multiple users share. There is no IP authenticated access, no user reports, and all users can amend account details.

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CUp to 500£350
DUp to 1000£450
EUp to 2000£550
FUp to 4000 £600
GOver 4000£650

How to set up your subscription

Please contact our subscriptions team on 0161 226 2929 (weekdays 10am to 4.30pm) or by email

We will invoice for the subscription and accept payment by card, bank transfer or cheque.