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FOI reference - FOI 2016-03-02
Date - 02/03/2016


  1. Did The Pensions Regulator pay for a NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) or CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) media licence in 2013-2014?
  2. If so, how much did The Pensions Regulator pay for the licences in 2013-2014 (please provide the figures separately)?
  3. Did The Pensions Regulator pay for other media licences in 2013-2014? Please list any other media licenses the council subscribed to and how much was paid for them in 2013-2014.


Duty to confirm or deny whether TPR holds the information requested

I can confirm that The Pensions Regulator (TPR) holds the information you have requested.

Information we are able to supply

  1. We paid for NLA and CLA media licences in 2013-2014.
  2. In 2013-2014 the CLA media licence cost £4,730.40 including VAT, while the NLA media licence cost £5,629.22 including VAT.
  3. We also paid for the following media licences in 2013-2014:
    • Gorkana newspaper cuttings monitoring at a cost of £15,405 including VAT.
    • Media database at a cost of £5,520.
    • Press Association newswire subscription at a cost of £5,560.92.
    • Access to the Financial Times (FT) articles in Gorkana through the Regulator’s corporate subscription to at a cost of £6,574.80 including VAT.

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