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Latest news

25th April 2017: ROI Paid Newspaper rule changes

6th April 2017: National Newspaper and UK Regional Publication changes issued

January 2017: All Standards documents are updated to Version 1, January 2017. Multi-Platform standards renamed 'Brand Reports'

21st December 2016: ROI Business & Consumer Magazine, and Multi-Platform changes issued

9th December 2016: Web Traffic, Email Distribution, UK Regional Publication and Multi-Platform changes issued

24th November 2016: UK Consumer Magazines changes issued

11th November 2016: Personal Identifier Question for 2017 published

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