DD1243 Licence agreement with the Newspaper Licensing Agency

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
30 July 2014
Decision by: 
Will Walden (past staff), Director of Communications and the Mayor's Official Spokesman

Executive summary

It is important for the GLA and its functional bodies (GLA Group) to effectively engage with the media thereby reaching Londoners and beyond. 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 and its functional bodies.

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, approved through ADD24, expires on the 25th May 2014.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 £56,928.13.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice