Insights Government publishes outcome to its consultation on Public Lending Right: Rate Per Loan 2020 to 2021


In October 2021, the Government launched a four-week public consultation on the British Library Board’s recommendation to increase the rate per loan from 9.55 pence to 11.26 pence. A consultation letter was sent to major groups representing the interests of authors, library authorities and other stakeholders in the public library sector in the UK, and to the devolved administrations.

The Government received 12 responses, which were all supportive of the proposal to increase the PLR rate per loan to 11.26 pence. The Government has therefore concluded that stakeholders welcomed the proposed increase to the rate per loan and says that it will proceed with this increase. To read the Government’s response to the consultation in full, click here.