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NEW – Special ‘Early Bird’ Offer

ALACE membership usually starts in January each year but the full membership fee is payable whenever new members join throughout the year.

We’re currently offering membership cover for the remainder of 2020 at no extra cost.

Our ‘early bird’ sign up offer means that if you join ALACE now, your membership starts  immediately but you don’t pay any extra.

You still have the choice of paying the first year’s subscription (cover lasts to the end of December 2021) – or for two years’ subscription at a discounted rate (cover lasts to the end of December 2022).

In either case, there’s nothing extra to pay for the remaining weeks of 2020.

Once you’ve joined, future subscriptions will be collected automatically in January each year, as they become due.

Use the links in the text below to access the application and direct debit forms.

You can either complete the forms electronically and e-mail them to us – or you can print them out, complete by hand, and post them. Whichever method you choose, instructions for return are on the forms.


Ordinary membership is open to:

  • Local authority chief executives
  • S151 officers
  • Monitoring officers
  • Directors
  • Chief executives of certain other public sector organisations (such as Police and Crime Chief Executives)

To join ALACE, please print off and complete both the application form (click here) and the direct debit mandate (click here). Instructions for returning them appear on the forms.

You can now also complete the forms electronically and submit them by e-mail as instructed on the forms. The membership form is here and the direct debit form is here.

Retired membership is open to any ordinary member (or former ordinary member) who has retired from employment with a local government body. Details (including the annual subscription) can be found by clicking here. The retired membership application form can be found here.  Unless a valid direct debit mandate is still in force, a fresh direct debit will also have to be completed: click here.


Please note that ALACE and SOLACE are quite separate organisations (although we work closely together and have many members in common). ALACE is a trades union; SOLACE is a professional society. Membership of one does not bring with it membership of the other. If you are also interested in joining SOLACE, click here.


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