You automatically become an ‘associate member’ when you subscribe to Which? – whether you’ve been supporting us for years or you’re just trying us out.
Associate members who have subscribed for a minimum of one year will be entitled to an annual vote to approve the appointment of Council Trustees - the Council is the ultimate governing body of our charity, the Consumers' Association, and oversees the Which? Group as a whole.
Which? ordinary members
If you want to have more of a say in how we’re run and help to shape the future of Which? you can become an ‘ordinary’ (or voting) member. This means you will have additional rights, and can:
join us at our AGM – meet our Chair, Chief Executive and team. You can find out more about what we’re doing and why, hear from our teams and ask your questions, and see how Which? works from the inside.
vote on proposals put to the AGM in person or by post.
get our annual reports and accounts – we’ll keep you up to date with all that’s going on, so you’re always in the loop.
You will receive our monthly email newsletter, The Insider, providing you with an inside look at our work and our governance. You will also receive an annual print publication giving you more information on our testing, investigations, events, campaigns and governance.
If you are an ordinary member and don't currently receive the Insider emails but would like to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
A heads-up – the way we’re set up means that when you become an ordinary member, you are agreeing to pay 50p at most if the Consumers’ Association ever gets wound up.
You can read more about what it means to be an ordinary member in this Q&A.
How to become an ordinary member
Just fill in the ordinary membership application form below, and send it to us, by email if possible, otherwise by post to the address on the form. Our Council of Trustees is responsible for approving applications, and once it has approved yours we’ll get in touch to tell you that you’re officially an ordinary member. It usually takes a week or two, and then you’ll be on board.