Detail of outcome
Statutory Instruments (No. 17) The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2018 came into force on 12 February 2018.
Detail of feedback received
DCMS ran a 4 week public consultation on the British Library Board’s recommendation to increase the rate per loan from 7.82p to 8.20p for the 2017 to 2018 financial year. The consultation ran from 26 October to 24 November 2017. A consultation letter (see attached) was sent to major groups representing the interests of authors, library authorities and other key stakeholders in the public library sector in the UK, and to the devolved administrations.
We received 14 responses, and 12 that expressed a view were supportive of the proposal to increase the PLR rate per loan to 8.20p. Two did not express a view on the increase. The government therefore concluded that stakeholders welcomed the proposed increase to the rate per loan and proceeded with this increase.
The document is a consultation on the proposed rate per loan for 2018, inviting views. Each year the rate per loan is recommended to the Secretary of State by the British Library Board, who are responsible for administering the scheme.