As you may be aware, as of April 2011 the Government will no longer be funding membership of the IfL for teachers in lifelong learning. This is the IfL's move to become self financing and I would guess that members will be asked to pay the £68 annual membership fee themselves (perhaps slightly less with a bit of tax relief). I was just wondering how many of you plan to renew and pay the cost of membership? Personally I am caught in two minds. At the moment I don't feel as though I would get good value for money but at the same time, I can see the value of having a professinal body to fight for putting FE teachers on an equal footing with their school counterparts. It seems like make or break time for the IfL because without Government funding, unless enough members pay the annual fee, they may not survive.