Press release

Ed Vaizey announces transfer of authors' Public Lending Right to British Library

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey today confirmed that, following a public consultation, the Government is to go ahead with the transfer of the running of the Public Lending Right (PLR) scheme to the British Library. PLR is the right of authors to receive payment under legislation for the loans of their books by public libraries.