Responses to the PLR consultation published
The responses to the public consultation for Public Lending Right (PLR) have been published in summary by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
They show that from the 1,015 respondents, the overwhelming majority of 948 do not want PLR not to be moved to another body - which is the preferred course of action of the Government.
85% of those respondents not wanting PLR’s functions moved think that the work of PLR is ‘excellent’ and ‘efficient’. The results also show doubts being cast by some over another body taking the work on without previous experience and how this will impact on the timing of payments and increasing bureaucracy.
The results are published on the DCMS website, with the Government pledging to “consider how to meet the aims of the proposal taking consideration of the responses to the consultation and the issues raised.”
The piece also states that “the Government’s response to the consultation will be published alongside a full Impact Assessment in due course.”
Deputy Chief Executive of ALCS, Barbara Hayes expressed her gratitude to everyone who responded to the consultation: “We’d like to express huge thanks to all of our Members and colleagues who responded to this consultation. We believe PLR should remain as it is and it appears many others agree.”
We will update Members when the Government publish their response. See the full results on the DCMS website.
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