Each Full Member pays an individually calculated membership fee up to a maximum of £7,900 which has three elements:
1. The base fee
- Unitary/Metropolitan or County Council – £500
- District or Borough Council – £250
2. The population fee
This ensures that smaller (typically district) councils are not paying the same population fee as larger unitary or metropolitan council as our members’ population range is from 84,000 to 593,000; a cap ensures that larger authorities are not unduly penalised
- 0.65% of population expressed as £ and capped at £1,100
3. The budget fee
This is based on the controllable (available) revenue and capital budget of each council. This should exclude budget lines that are passported out to schools, and reflects the £609m range of budgets between our largest and smaller members; a cap ensures that larger authorities are not unduly penalised
- 0.002% of budget and capped at £6,300.
Associate and Affiliate membership
Each Associate and Affiliate member pays an annual membership fee based on their total income/turnover:
- Up to £25,000 – £100
- £25,000 – £1,000,000 – £250
- £1,000,000 and over £500
See who can join as an Associate Member here.
See who can join as an Affiliate Member here.
A Supporter who is an individual pays £25/year and a Supporter that is an organisation £50/year