DD1378 Licence agreement with the Newspaper Licensing Agency

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1378
Date signed: 
18 August 2015
Decision by: 
Will Walden (past staff), Director of Communications and the Mayor's Official Spokesman

Executive summary

It is important for the GLA Group to effectively engage with the media and thereby reach Londoners and beyond; and media monitoring plays an important part in meeting that objective. It provides the respective media teams with a comprehensive report of media reaction to the strategies, policies and activities of the GLA Group.

Newspaper Licensing Agency's (NLA) role is to ensure all organisations have access to the news they need whilst ensuring they are copyright compliant. The NLA licenses the copying of newspaper content on behalf of the copyright owners under the authority of the Copyright Designs and Patent Act 1988. The current NLA licence was approved through DD1243 and expires on the 1st June 2015. It is proposed that a licence agreement is entered into by the GLA with the NLA for one year up to a maximum expenditure of £60,323.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice