Publications and research

Our work is supported by a research programme which focuses on highlighting the contribution of the UK publishing industry.

We work with different organisations to deliver research reports on strategic areas of interest for the membership.

Recently, this has included working with economic consultancies, political think tanks and charity partners.

We submit responses to government consultations and select committee inquiries and prepare briefing documents on key issues for our members.

We also collate key industry statistics, including our Publishing Yearbook, and carry out an annual industry workforce survey.

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26 February 2021

Electronic Voting Regulations (26 February 2021)

The Publishers Association Limited (a company limited by guarantee) electronic voting regulations. These Regulations are intended to be used in the circumstances stipulated in the Company’s Articles of Association.

11 February 2021

Diversity survey of the publishing workforce 2020

The 2020 survey is the most comprehensive ever undertaken of the UK publishing workforce, with a total of 14,122 employees from 71 businesses taking part. Key findings include: Over half of executive leadership and senior management roles are held by women (52% and 55% respectively). This compares to 49% and 41% in 2017. Females accounted for 64% of respondents.  Representation of people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups has remained around 13% since 2017. 3% of respondents identified as…