We welcome the further delay and threshold changes to MTD
ALCS report on author incomes shows 60% drop in median incomes since 2006
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The Society of Authors has welcomed the findings of the All Party Writers Group’s inquiry into authors’ earnings.
The full report on authors’ earnings – commissioned by ALCS and written by researchers from the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre at the University of Glasgow – has now been published.
Responding to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Writers’ (APPWG) inquiry into authors’ earnings, the SoA has called upon both government and industry to take action to support authors and boost their income.
Following the Publishers Association’s comment in The Bookseller on the latest author earnings survey from ALCS, we’ve written this joint open letter to Chief Executive Stephen Lotinga.
ALCS survey finds the average income of a professional author in 2017 was just £10,500.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Writers (APPWG) has launched an inquiry into authors’ earnings. The inquiry will seek to understand how authors’ earnings have changed over time and how they are affected by the current legislative landscape and developments in the industry.
Writers, illustrators and translators earning less than £6205 per year can currently make voluntary payments of £2.95 a week towards the state pension and other contributory benefits, in the form of Class 2 NICs.