What we do

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society is a not-for-profit membership organisation, run by writers, for writers.

Our purpose is two-fold:

  • We collect secondary royalties on behalf of over 80,000 writers across the UK and abroad and pay them directly to our Members, twice a year.

  • We campaign and lobby on issues of importance to writers both at a national and international level, to ensure that writers' rights are both recognised and rewarded.

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