Detail of outcome
Statutory Instruments (No. 7) The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2017 came into force on 8 February 2017.
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 7.67p to 7.82p for the 2016 to 2017 financial year. The consultation ran from 28 October to 25 November 2016. 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 11 responses, 9 that expressed a view were supportive of the proposal to increase the PLR rate per loan to 7.82p. Two did not express a view on the increase. The government has concluded that stakeholders welcome the proposed increase to the rate per loan.
The document is a consultation on the proposed rate per loan for 2017, it is inviting people’s views on the Rate Per Loan. 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.