Ok I just came across this - 12 months XBOX Live for £23.79 - seems too good to be true so probably is. https://psngames.org/downloads/xbox-live-gold-12-months/
but what is it? It reads:
"XBOX Live Gold Account – 12 months (XB1)
- play on your own account, you can delete our account after initial setup
- earn achievements, play online, get updates
- full, exclusive ownership over the account
- set your own email and password to ensure only you have access
This is an existing account with 12 Months of Xbox Live Gold. By setting this account up on your console you will gain access to Gold features on every other account on that device.
You will unlock XB1 multiplayer, parties and chats. The Games with Gold will be available, however you will have to “purchase” them on the account we provide and from there they can be shared to other accounts on your console just like the Gold itself or other games we sell."
So I am assuming this is not a straight forward membership? How does it work and is it dodgey? Thanks.