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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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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Kick off Pride Month by reading these Lambda Literary Award winners.

For over 30 years, Lambda Literary has been celebrating LGBTQ literature. This vital organization has been an advocate and support system for LGBTQ writers, their communities, and their stories. In lieu of an in-person ceremony, Lambda Literary will be hosting a series of virtual happy hours all... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-01 14:48:51 UTC ]
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Waines, Veitch Smith and Watt headline virtual National Crime Reading Month

A J Waines, Fiona Veitch Smith and Holly Watt will feature in this year's National Crime Reading Month, which is now online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-26 19:51:35 UTC ]
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In honor of National Poetry Month: Ellen Bass reads a poem about love and loss

‘The Orange-and-White-Heeled Shoes’ looks at a shared moment between mother and daughter Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-16 13:00:00 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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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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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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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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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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PRH publishes gender pay gap nine months early and unveils plans for parental leave

Penguin Random House has revealed its gender pay gap figures nine months early with a largely unchanged balance sheet but with a new initiative which sees all new parents at the company given the opportunity to take 12 months off from next year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-24 23:00:06 UTC ]
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An irresistible tale of early cinema makes for perfect summer reading

Dominic Smith’s “The Electric Hotel” explores the volatile intersection of art and commerce, among other themes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-08 14:00:00 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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Quick Reads scrapped for 2019 after sponsor search fails

The adult literacy campaign Quick Reads is wrapping up after 12 years due to lack of funding, The Bookseller can reveal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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An Early Literacy Expert Evaluates the Every Child Ready to Read Initiative

Susan B. Neuman shares her research into the effect of library programming on parent behavior and engagement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ministers to make call on 'Netflix tax' in a few months

Online shoppers will find out within a few months whether they  will have to pay GST on ebooks, music, games and television services downloaded or streamed from overseas. Continue reading at Stuff

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I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me | Sunili Govinnage

Reading science fiction, chick lit and fantasy novels by people of colour for a year brought home to me just how white my reading world wasIn 2014, I managed to read 25 novels. All of them were written by people of colour. That was the result of a small challenge I set myself: not to read books... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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