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Briefings and submissions

Briefings and submissions

Below are downloadable copies of our responses to recent government consultations, select committee inquiries and other papers.

House of Commons Treasury Committee inquiry into VAT (1 June 2018)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the Treasury Select Committee's VAT inquiry, calling for the government to zero-rate VAT on epublications. 

House of Commons Committee inquiry into school and college funding (30 May 2018)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the Education Select Committee's school and college funding inquiry. The response highlights the importance of ensuring that schools have adequate funding to purchase high-quality published learning resources.

DIT export strategy response (18 April 2018)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to a consultation on the Department for International Trade's export strategy. The response highlights the barriers to trade publishers face and the areas where DIT can support.

The Scholarly Communications Licence

In response to a proposal to introduce a new model licence within higher education institutes called the Scholarly Communications Licence, the PA has produced a set of documents outlining the publisher position.  

Consultation on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper (17 April 2017)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the Government's Industrial Strategy green paper. The response includes a list of three key things we think the government should do to drive growth.

Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework (17 March 2017)

The Publishers Association has responded to the Higher Education Funding Council's (HEFCE) consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework, specifically focusing on open access policy proposals.

House of Commons Committee inquiry into research integrity (10 March 2017)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into research integrity.

European Commission’s draft legislation to modernise the European copyright framework  (9 December 2016)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office's calls for views on the European Commission's draft legislation to modernise the European copyright framework.

The Impact of exiting the European Union on higher education (11 November 2016)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Commons Education Select Committee inquiry on the impact of Brexit on higher education.

Brexit impact on creative industries, tourism and digital market (29 October 2016)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the creative industries.

House of Lords inquiry: UK-EU trade in non-financial services (including creative) (13 October 2016)

The Publishers Association has submitted a response to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee inquiry, outlining the impact of Brexit on the publishing industry.

Inquiry into the Government's Industrial Strategy (30 September 2016)    

The Publishers Association has submitted evidence into the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee inquiry into the Government's industrial strategy.

Leaving the EU: Implications and Opportunities for Science and Research (16 September 2016)   

The Publishers Association has submitted evidence into two separate inquiries from the House of Lords and House of Commons Science and Technology Committees on the impact of Brexit on science and research.

Brexit: Implications for the UK Publishing Industry (6 September 2016)

The Publishers Association has published a manifesto outlining the publishing industry's priorities post-Brexit. Key things the manifesto calls the Government to do include keeping trade barriers with the EU to an absolute minimum and legislating to create stronger copyright rules.