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PA issues demands to UK Government on Covid crisis

24 April 2020

Stephen Lotinga Chief Executive Officer of the Publishers Association (PA) has set out five key asks that the PA is pushing for to ensure that the UK publishing industry receives the additional support from government that it needs to deal with the current unprecedented challenges. He says that they are born out of responses to a member survey and recent interactions. They are:

  • Business rates relief
  • Extended interest-free period,
  • Part-time furlough
  • Supply chain clarity
  • Funding for education resources

Read the full blog post in The Bookseller of 24 April 2020.


Also in that issue of The Bookseller, it is reported that Stephen Page, CEO of Faber, speaking on BBC 4's "Today" programme of 24 April 2020, has argued that bookshops should be among the first retailers to open when the lockdown eases. See Ruth Comerford in The Bookseller of 24 April 2020