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20 March 2020

Publishers Association comment on coronavirus

Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association said: “The escalation of the coronavirus situation is causing a range of very significant challenges across publishing businesses. We are doing everything we can to support the industry at this extraordinarily difficult time. We have established a page on our website and are issuing regular member briefings. We…

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16 March 2020

Brexit: all eyes are now on the trade deals

By Dan Conway, Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association The UK book industry has reacted with resilience to the regulatory and political uncertainty of recent years. The Publishers Association’s latest market statistics indicate that the industry revenue from books, journals and rights sales has grown since the 2016 referendum, now totalling £6bn (roughly…

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11 March 2020

Publishers Association’s comment on Reading Tax being axed in the 2020 Budget

Following the announcement that tax on digital books, journals and newspapers will be zero-rated from 1 December 2020, find our comment below. Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association said: “We are delighted that the Government has decided to zero-rate VAT on digital books and journals in the Budget. It’s fantastic that the Chancellor has…

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11 March 2020

Will digital VAT be history?

By Ruth Howells, Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association. As the UK’s new chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivers the Government’s long-awaited Budget today, the UK publishing industry will be watching and listening closely for an announcement about zero-rating VAT on digital books. Will the tax anomaly between print and digital…

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03 March 2020

APPG for Publishing calls on Government to protect and respect gold-standard copyright regime

The Government should make protecting the UK’s gold-standard copyright regime a top priority. Intellectual Property laws that are fit for purpose must be pre-requisites for all future UK trade deals, finds a report released today by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Publishing. The APPG, chaired by Andrew Lewer MBE MP, makes a number of…

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13 February 2020

Publishers Association comment on UKRI’s Open Access proposals

Today UK Research and Innovation launched its public consultation into its new Open Access policy. Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association, said: “Publishers support expanding Open Access for publicly-funded research. The best way to achieve greater openness is through a partnership involving researchers, funders, publishers and the wider academic community and we have repeatedly…

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02 December 2019

Publishers fully committed to Open Access transition

Academic publishers want to make the transition to Open Access (OA) a reality as comprehensively and rapidly as possible and see transformative agreements as vital to this process, according to a new independent report published today. The report, authored by Dr Michael Jubb, emphasises the integral role agreements between academic publishers and institutions will play…

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08 November 2019

Trailblazer Awards 2020 Open for Entries

The annual Trailblazer Awards now open for submissions, welcoming entries from book professionals aged 30 or under. The Trailblazer Awards, run by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the Publishers Association, together with SYP and BookBrunch celebrate young publishers who are demonstrating innovation and ambition in the book industry. Five Winners are selected by…

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30 October 2019

First cohort of Publishing Assistant apprentices join industry

Picture book author and illustrator Nicola Kent has donated £500 worth of children’s books to the Play Service at London’s Whittington Hospital today, as part of her award prize as the Independent Booksellers’ Best New Illustrator. The first ever cohort of Publishing Assistant apprentices have started their year-long programme of work and training this week.…

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30 October 2019

Publishers Association outlines industry priorities for future government

The Publishers Association has today released its five key industry priorities, following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 12th December.  The UK Publishing Manifesto has been shared with all political parties ahead of the election and outlines what UK publishing needs from a new government to ensure the industry’s continued success. …

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02 October 2019

Brexit Forum for Publishers announced

An urgent programme of work to support the publishing industry with the core legal and logistical challenges of a No Deal Brexit has been convened by the Publishers Association, with a free industry-wide event being held on Thursday 10th October at the Barbican Centre in London. The Brexit Forum for Publishers will focus on three core…

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30 July 2019

New report: 59% of UK adults think moderators should be able to edit social media content

Demos report Quality Control finds that the majority of UK adults (59%) believe social media content should be edited by moderators (based on a nationally representative poll of 2,000 adults in the UK). The public thinks moderation would most help combat disinformation or ‘fake news’ (48%), followed by self-harm or suicide (41%) and terrorism (35%).…

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10 April 2019

Peter Phillips becomes President of The Publishers Association

Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press, has been elected as the new President of the Publishers Association. Peter succeeds Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins, who remains as an officer on Publishers Association Council.   The Presidency transferred at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting, which took place today (Wednesday 10 April 2019) at the Science…

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