Society of Authors to defend Public Lending Rights from government cuts

Society of Authors chair, Tom Holland, has called for the protection of Public Lending Right at a time of spending cuts.  He said the Society would "fight to defend" PLR, calling it "a miniscule amount which will barely be noticed by George Osborne".

The Bookseller magazine reported in May that the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport is to face a £88m (3%) cut in this year's budget, with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), Public Lending Right (PLR) and Arts Council all taking a 3% funding cut this year.

The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884,to protect the rights and further the interests of authors.