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Paid Employee Copies - ROI Paid Newspapers

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 Definition

A single copy sold by a publisher to a current employee of the publisher under an ABC approved purchase scheme.

 Principles

  1. Single copy knowingly paid for by current employee

  2. Copies are purchased direct from the publisher under an ABC pre-approved purchase scheme

  3. Cover price must be published on or inside front or back cover of the publication

  4. The price paid for the publication by the employee must be clear and conspicuous

  5. Reported by rate, comparing price paid by the employee with the Basic Cover Price

 

Requirements | Reporting | Guidance


 Requirements 

 1. Single copy knowingly paid for by current employee

  1. The purchase by the employee may be directly deducted from their salary or by other means agreed by ABC in writing.

  2. You can only claim one copy of one edition for each issue purchased by an employee under the scheme.

  3. You cannot claim sales of back issues.

 2. Copies are purchased direct from the publisher under an ABC pre-approved purchase scheme  

  1. You must obtain ABC’s approval of the purchase scheme before copies can be claimed.

  2. You must be able to demonstrate the employee has opted to purchase the claimed copies.

  3. You must account for sales on an issue by issue basis.            

Guidance available

 3. Cover price must be published on or inside front or back cover of the publication

No additional requirements.

 4. The price paid for the publication by the employee must be clear and conspicuous

  1. You must retain details of promotional or special offers during the reporting period.

 5. Reported by rate, comparing price paid by the employee with the Basic Cover Price  

No additional requirements.

 


 Reporting

You will report the following, which will be broken out on the ABC Certificate:

  1. Average total employee copy sales for the period for UK and ROI (combined with retail sales, single copy sales, publisher controlled direct delivery, single copy subscription sales and voucher subscription sales) analysed into the following rate bands:

    1. Full rate

    2. Below Full Rate

    3. Overseas as one figure (only needs breaking out from UK and ROI if greater than 5% of category retail sales, single copy and subscription sales).

 


 Guidance

 G1. Single copy knowingly paid for by current employee

No additional guidance.

 G2. Copies are purchased direct from the publisher under an ABC pre-approved purchase scheme 

  1. You will need to ensure all records required to support the employee copy sale claim are available for audit. This will include financial records that adequately identify the numbers of each issue of the publication sold, including an audit trail to verify the money has been received from identified staff members, including if taken via salary deduction.

 G3. Cover price must be published on or inside front or back cover of the publication

No additional guidance.

 G4. The price paid for the publication by the employee must be clear and conspicuous

No additional guidance.

 G5. Reported by rate, comparing price paid by the employee with the Basic Cover Price

No additional guidance.