PA urges political parties to commit to axing 'unfair' reading tax

Trade bodies, including the Publishers Association (PA), have sent a letter to the political parties ahead of the release of their election manifestos calling for them to commit to removing "unfair and illogical" VAT on digital publications. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-20 05:24:16 UTC ]
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UK’s Publishers Association Leads ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ Campaign

With Brexit looming larger as the UK's new government takes charge, the publishing industry steps up its drive to drop the VAT on digital reading. The post UK’s Publishers Association Leads ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-12 05:30:59 UTC ]
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'Axe the reading tax': book industry demands end to VAT on ebooks

Following EU directive that allows governments to waive duty on digital publications, calls grow for the UK to end ‘illogical and unfair’ levyThe UK government is being urged to axe the “illogical and unfair” 20% tax currently imposed on ebooks, while print books remain exempt, after European... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Tax scrapped seven months early

VAT on digital publications will be scrapped this week (from Friday 1st May) after the Chancellor Rishi Sunak fast-tracked the plan, saying it would help readers and publishers during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-30 02:59:34 UTC ]
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Malcolm Turnbull: News Corp is like a political party with the Murdochs encouraging intolerance

In his new book the former Australian PM accuses the company of helping to run the country through deferential leaders like Tony Abbott News Corp operates like a political party, working closely with rightwing politicians to influence policy and elections and to destroy politicians who won’t... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-16 07:19:49 UTC ]
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Government will abolish the 20% 'reading tax'

Rishi Sunak confirmed ebooks and online newspapers will no longer be subjected to sales tax The government will abolish the 20% “reading tax” on ebooks and online newspapers from December, although it is unclear whether publishers will pass the full saving on to customers.Printed books and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-11 19:46:19 UTC ]
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Budget 2020: reading tax scrapped by Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has abolished VAT on e-books, dubbed the “reading tax”, alongside halting business rates on small businesses for a year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 22:51:42 UTC ]
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Publishers Association pushes Johnson to scrap reading tax

The Publishers Association (PA) has upped its Axe the Reading Tax Campaign, as a new survey has found that 71% of adults think that VAT should not be charged on any reading materials—digital or print. The survey also reveals that 50% of respondents said that a cut to the tax would inspire them... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-24 09:11:28 UTC ]
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Huq joins call to scrap 'reading tax'

Konnie Huq has delivered a letter to 11 Downing Street which demanded that Sajid Javid scrap VAT for e-books.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 15:02:48 UTC ]
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Konnie Huq and 90 MPs call for end to 'reading tax' in UK

TV star joins delegation to the chancellor of the exchequer demanding an end to VAT on digital books, which traditional publications escapeChildren’s laureate Cressida Cowell and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq have joined 90 MPs calling on the government to scrap the “reading tax” on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-31 15:01:27 UTC ]
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Reading ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ is mentally taxing — and physically exhausting

Lucy Ellmann’s novel is a 1,000-page single sentence, and it was just shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-11 12:30:00 UTC ]
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Publishers call on Sajid Javid to ditch 'reading tax'

The Publishers Association and leading members of the trade have written a letter to Sajid Javid calling for the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to end the VAT charge on digital publications in the next Budget. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-28 14:28:43 UTC ]
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'Prepare for Brexit despite uncertainties', urges PA

The Publishers Association has advised businesses take “practical steps” to prepare for Brexit as best they can despite the “frustrating and challenging” political uncertainty, while the Society of Authors has warned it has “significant concerns” should a no-deal Brexit come to pass ahead of a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers urge government to 'act quickly' on 'Amazon tax'

News that the government may bring in an ‘Amazon tax’ to help “rebalance the playing field” between physical and online retailers has been welcomed by booksellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fishwick urges public to read Greer's controversial essay On Rape with 'open mind'

Bloomsbury publishing director Michael Fishwick has urged people to read Germaine Greer’s controversial On Rape essay “with an open mind”, saying he hoped it would “provoke debate on this important topic”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Children's commits to finding 'overlooked voices' at summer party

Francesca Dow stressed the importance of finding stories from “voices that are overlooked” at last night’s Penguin Random House Children’s summer party. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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With billions at stake, Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling shielding internet purchases from sales tax

The last time the Supreme Court took a hard look at how to impose sales taxes on home shopping, it was the era of mail-order catalogs — “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff Bezos’ garage,” lawyers recently told the justices. In 1992, the high court upheld a constitutional rule that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Livres Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture

Ahead of France's program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales. The post Livres Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Livre Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture

Ahead of France's program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, the Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales. The post Livre Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lotinga urges government to support success as PA stats reveal record 2016

The industry’s earnings hit a new high in 2016, according to the PA Publishing Yearbook 2016.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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