Here’s a breakdown of the vital statistics behind our first distribution of 2020.

Earlier this month, we paid out almost £24 million to over 89,000 members, with 80% of payees receiving £100–£1,000. Almost 85% of our membership received a payment in this distribution, with 4,305 members receiving a payment for the first time.

Most of the money we paid out was collected by the Copyright Licensing Agency, with over £4 million paid out from educational sources.

Many of our members are based outside the UK – in this distribution we paid more than 20,000 overseas members a share of over £4 million.

We paid out for a huge variety of works with over 108,000 books generating a payment.

We’d like to say a huge thank you for all the complimentary emails and messages on social media – reading them is definitely one of the top perks of the job! Please help to spread the word by telling friends and colleagues about ALCS.