How ALCS is run

ALCS aims to be as transparent as possible in all areas of our business and all documents relating to the way in which ALCS operates as a collecting society and our offering to members can be downloaded below.

When writers join ALCS, they are asked to sign the terms and conditions of ALCS membership. These terms and conditions set out the ‘rights’ which you, as a member, are granting to ALCS, and which enable us to collect on your behalf. The terms and conditions relate specifically to the ALCS Memorandum and Articles of Association.

If at any time members wish to withdraw any of these rights from ALCS, they can do so by contacting us. The notice period for withdrawing rights is set out in our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

There are two key documents that explain how ALCS operates – our Memorandum and Articles of Association, which sets out the way we operate, and our Distribution Rules, which set out the specific ways in which we distribute income to our members.

We have a Code of Conduct which sets the level of service members can expect to receive from ALCS and adheres to the British Copyright Council’s Principles for Collective Management Organisations Codes’ of Conduct. We also have a Personal Data and Privacy Policy which explains what we will and won’t do with your data.

ALCS is a limited company and each year we publish a set of Report and Accounts and lodge these with Companies House.

Since 2016 we have produced an Annual Transparency Report, which provides a specific view of ALCS’ operations as required by the EU Collective Rights Management Directive which was introduced in the UK in April 2016.

For previous copies of any of these documents please click here or contact us.


ALCS EDI Policy 2024 Download
ALCS Annual Transparency Report 2023 Download
ALCS Report & Accounts 2023 Download
ALCS Strategic Plan 2022-2027 Download
ALCS Memorandum and Articles of Association 2023 Download
ALCS Distribution Rules 2022 Download
ALCS Code of Conduct Download
ALCS Investment Policy Download
'Plain English' version of the rights members grant to ALCS Download
ALCS Modern Slavery Statement Download