Support for authors: Take Action

18 January 2021

We are calling on ALCS members to contact their MPs to press for an increase to the Public Lending Right (PLR) fund as a way to provide improved support to the creative workforce particularly during these difficult times for the sector.

With writers’ and freelancers’ incomes acutely impacted due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many will have lost income streams and some will not have been adequately covered by the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). As a result, in the hopes the Government can do more to support our creative focus, we’re asking ALCS members to share our concerns and proposed amendment to the PLR scheme with their MPs.

Taking action is easy. All you have to do is use our newly developed website, where you can input your details and contact your MP with the suggested template.

MPs receive a lot of correspondence, especially during this difficult time, so we suggest personalising the template provided in order to make it as impactful as possible.

If you have any further questions, please email