Tendenci Website: £3 a month.
Wordpress Website: £7 a month.
Domain Name: £10 a year.
Party Registration: £150 one-time fee.
These are initial costs for websites with not much power. They’ll have to be upgraded sooner or later. For example, the Tendenci website might not be able to cope with the £3 option and need the next tier (which is £6, or $10).
So, we’re looking at between £10 to £20 in revenue that the UKMP needs to be pulling in each month to finance its monthly hosting costs.
Apart from that, it’ll need a domain name with ID protection (prevents spammers), that’s about £10.
Along with the costs for registering the Party with the Electoral Commission, which is £150.
So, total start-up costs: £200. (I’ve added £20 more as a cushion against unforeseen expenses).
This is just for the UK or for NI. If we want to go for both from the very start, then that’ll be double, £400.
Let’s say membership is £10 a month. Can anyone who is reading this commit to that? (You have to be a UK citizen, although external donations will be welcome for sure - they just have to meet certain regulations).
Can anyone commit to £20-50 or more for the start-up costs?
– Sidenote: If UKMP is going to use Wordpress actively, that’ll definitely require a premium theme, which will be about £50.