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Latest news

22nd October 2015: UK Consumer Magazine and UK Regional Publication changes issued

21st September 2015: New Standards for Targeted Household Distribution issued

7th September 2015: ROI Business & Consumer Magazines, ROI Paid Newspaper & ROI ABC Bulk Distribution changes issued

26th August 2015: Rewritten Business and Consumer Events Standards issued  

25th August 2015: UK ABC Bulk Distribution changes issued

12th August 2015: Retail promotions (all print sectors) guidance issued

3rd August 2015: UK Business magazines changes issued


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