Thu, 09/05/2013 - 07:00
Six libraries in Manchester are set to close on 29th June despite opposition from the public.
A consultation held by the city council saw more than 1,000 people respond to the plans to close six libraries, with the majority opposing the cuts.
But Manchester City Council intends to push ahead with the plans, announced earlier...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:46
Bridget Shine, executive director of the Independent Publishers Guild, has expressed caution over the level of support for small businesses included in yesterday's Budget.
A cut of up to £2,000 in National Insurance for every business from April 2014 and a reduction in corporation tax were among the measures to be introduced...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 09:50
Booksellers have expressed anger and disappointment that yesterday's Budget failed to include a freeze on business rates, set to rise 2.6% in April.
Simon Key, co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop in North London, said: "It is one of our biggest bills and to see business rates rise again is a real kick in the teeth, especially...
Fri, 24/08/2012 - 07:50
The future of Highgate Library is being questioned after Camden Council announced it will be cutting two thirds of the library's budget. Meanwhile libraries in North Somerset are closing their doors as their local authority looks to save money.
The north London authority is cutting £110,000 from the £163,000 budget,...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 10:00
The Publishers Association is calling for the government to abolish the 20% VAT rate on e-books in the UK, putting pressure on chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne ahead of the Budget today (21st March) to match the zero-rating on print books for digital editions.
In a statement, the PA said it needed "urgent action"...
Wed, 23/03/2011 - 15:24
Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet has said he is "delighted" at the government's implementation of a network of intellectual property (IP) attaches, announced in its Budget reforms today [23rd March].
The chancellor, George Osborne, included the proposal for IP representatives to be stationed at UK...