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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

Parliamentary

Corporate

Associate

Individual

Applicable to

MPs, MEPs & Peers

All organisations

Small firms & not for profit organisations with turnover of less than £10 million

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

Cost

FoC

£3,850 + VAT

£1,650 + VAT

£450 + VAT

Participation in working group activities

Self + Research Assistant(s)

Unlimited

Unlimited

Self only

Access to written resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access to website Members’ pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Eligible to be a Director

Yes

No

No

No

Eligible to be a Council Member

Yes

Yes

No

No

Voting rights at AGM

Full

Full

Partial

Partial

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

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For further information about membership please contact: vvigars@dpalliance.org.uk.