The September 2017 distribution: are you due a payment?

If you're due some money, here is how you will get your statement (and other frequently asked questions).

At the end of this month, ALCS will pay out around £9.5 million to 24,000 members. Money should reach members’ UK bank accounts by 27 September 2017. If you have a non-UK account, this may take a little longer to arrive.

The September distribution is always the smaller of our two yearly distributions (the larger is in March). The majority of payments made in September are from audiovisual sources such as TV and radio retransmission fees, though there can sometimes be smaller numbers of reprographic fees from educational sources distributed too.


If you are, we will:

  1. send you an email to your registered email address to let you know your statement is ready to view in your online account
  2. put a notification in your online account to let you know that there is a new statement available for download.

If you don’t receive an email, and there is no notification in your online account, then you haven’t received a payment this time.

We’re not sending out any paper statements to members, so you’ll need to login to your online account to view your statement.


If you are due a payment in this distribution, your statement will be in the folder marked ‘2017-2018’ and you can either download your statement or have a copy emailed to you.

1.  To download your statement in PDF format click on >Request Statement Download

2. When your statement is ready for download, the message will change to >Download Statement

3. Click on >Download Statement and your statement will download (most likely to your computer downloads folder)


It’s 27 September and you haven’t received a payment or a statement

This means you weren’t due a payment this time. Check again at the time of the next distribution in March 2018.

It’s 27 September and you have had a statement but no money

In the first instance, check which account we have sent your payment to by logging into your online account and checking your payment details. If you have recently updated your account and forgotten to tell us, then get in contact with our membership department ,who can advise you on the next steps.

It’s 27 September and you’ve had money but no statement

We will have sent an email to the address currently listed on our database to inform you that your statement is ready to view in your online account. If you have changed email address recently, please contact us and we can update this for you so that you can access ALCS’ online services.

It’s 27 September and you’ve been paid a lot less than usual

There can often be fluctuations in payments, despite some members receiving similar amounts of money over a period of time. Read why there can be fluctuations in payments.

I made a claim for visual contributions earlier this year – will I be paid?

Not in this distribution. We hope to be able to pay this money in March 2018.

Why isn’t my book earning any royalties yet?

Some books may take a while to earn secondary royalties. See why.

See more FAQS on our website.