The benefits of membership depend on the time and resources that members commit to Working Groups in addition to their subscription.  Some members wish merely to keep in touch with what is happening and receive notices of policy initiatives and consultations.  Others achieve results by working in collaboration with other members to engage more closely in forums and contribute towards emerging policy agendas.

Members benefit from the Digital Policy Alliance in a number of ways including:

Opportunities to make views known before legislation/regulation is agreed/implemented: The DPA’s ongoing dialogue with politicians and officials enables members to communicate business perspectives to decision makers at the start of the legislative process, before commitments are made and the policy choices formalised for consultation.

* Opportunities to stimulate policy debate: The DPA brings together working groups from the ICT industry (suppliers, users, trade associations and professional bodies) to work with officials to analyse issues not well addressed by others, identify possible ways forward, test these for consensus (professional, industrial and political) and help achieve realistic outcomes during the legislative process.

* Opportunities to work with the DPA’s partner organisations on joint events and initiatives: The DPA works with and through partners, including other membership organisations, government departments and related organisations, wherever possible to demonstrate the collective views of industry on the need for change – or to persuade politicians to allow markets to evolve without government intervention because of the risk that intervention would not achieve its objectives and might even be counter-productive.

* Opportunities to keep abreast of developments that will change the way members do business: Where no on else is doing so, the DPA will organise round tables with those running consultations to help ensure balanced responses – and collective responses on points where there is agreement.

* Opportunities to gain business benefit by understanding what is likely to happen: DPA meetings can give participants insight into future developments, over what time-scale, as opposed to the claims of the supporters or opponents of an initiative or the public statements of ministers or suppliers.

* Opportunity to participate in Working Groups which aggregate input and expertise from a cross section of commercial players in each sector – which lends the subsequent outputs a high degree of legitimacy and value.

* Our knowledge in showing how the different policy bodies are interconnected and the extensive cross relationships we have between them.

Membership Types


Corporate Associate Associate Start-Up


Applicable to

MPs, MEPs & Peers

All organisations Small firms & not for profit organisations with turnover of less than £10 million Start-Up companies (Subject to conditions & only by invitation of the DPA Board.)

Individuals who are sole traders and only by invitation of the DPA Board.**



£3,850 + VAT £1,650 + VAT Available upon request (dependent upon turnover over the current and second year of membership)

£450 + VAT

Participation in working group activities

Self + Research Assistant(s)

Unlimited Unlimited Limited number of named individuals

Self only

Access to written resources


Yes Yes Yes


Eligible to be a Director


No No No


Eligible to be a Council Member


Yes No No


Voting rights at AGM


Full Partial Partial


Inclusion of company logo (& hyperlink) on DPA website


Yes Yes Yes


How to apply:

Parliamentary Application Form

Corporate & Associate Application Form

Associate Start-Up and Individual
please email

**Individual membership is non-transferable and a change in employment status will require a membership upgrade to the appropriate level.

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