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April 2024

A Record Breaking Year in Distributions

Publishers’ Licensing Services Announces Record Total Distributions of £43.8 million to Publishers In 2023/24.

February 2024

The Stationers' Innovation Excellence Awards 2024

Changes at the Chair and for sponsors announced as the Stationers’ Company celebrates the 10th Innovation Excellence Awards.

CLA Higher Education Licence Enhancements Publisher Consultation Paper

This paper provides a briefing on proposed enhancements to the current Higher Education Licence terms, due to take effect at the beginning of the new licence term on 1 August 2024.

November 2023

CLA Text and Data Mining (TDM) Licence Briefing

CLA and PLS hosted an online publisher briefing on Wednesday 22nd November, as part of a formal consultation process with a view to CLA launching the licence to the market in early 2024.

November, 2023

A Message from New PLS Chief Executive, Tom West

October 2023

Applications Open for Stationers Company Warrant Scheme

The Warrant is a mark of recognition for any company with an outstanding product, product range or service that would benefit from being officially recognised and promoted.

October 2023

Green Libraries Week 2023

Find out more about Access to Research at your local library this Libraries Week.

August 2023

Renewed Partnership: NHS in England and CLA secure 5-Year licence for healthcare content sharing

Copyright Licensing Agency have announced a 5-year renewal of their licence deal with NHS England, continuing the longstanding partnership and empowering healthcare professionals to share and access information.

July 2023

Tom West Appointed New PLS Chief Executive

Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom West as its new Chief Executive, effective from 1 November 2023. Tom, who is currently serving as PLS’s Chief Operating Officer, will be taking over from Chief Executive, Sarah Faulder, who retires from PLS at the end of October.

April 2023

Entries Open for the 2023 Stationers' Innovation Awards

The Stationers' Company is currently accepting applications for their award, which has been running for nine years now. The award is open to businesses of all sizes, including global corporations, SMEs, non-profits, and start-ups within the communications and content industries.

March 2023

PLS Publishes an Essential Guide to Open Access

Do you know your green OA from your gold OA? Do you know your transformative agreement from your CC licence? If not, PLS has just launched exactly what you need.

March 2023

PLS Launches New Website

New website has been designed to make information easier to access and provide improved materials to educate publishers about how they can make the most out of licensing.

March 2023

The Stationers’ Company announces the 2023 Warrants recipients

March 2023

The Stationers’ Company announces a new judge for the Innovation Excellence Awards

February 2023

Present and Future Challenges Discussed at IPG Spring Conference 2023

The Shaw Theatre, London, once again played host to thought provoking speakers and insightful discussions on AI, Brexit and 'BookTok'.

August 2022

PLS and Halstan fund 16,000 books to Ukrainian Children