Find out how the PPA works. From here, you can navigate to the homepages for the four overarching PPA groups (listed below) as well as the homepages for the PPA’s many activity areas (listed further below). Each homepage provides relevant news and contacts as well as details of the PPA committees within that section. If you get stuck at any point just use the breadcrumb trail above to return to this page.


Consumer Group Media 
Focused on consumer issues and home to the PPA Marketing Board and the Consumer Research Committee.
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Bringing together professional information publishers across digital, print, data and face-to-face platforms. Go to homepage
PPA Scotland 
PPA Scotland is dedicated to promoting and supporting the vibrant Scottish magazine publishing sector.
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Independent Publishers Network
Serving the requirements of publishers with an annual turnover of £7m or less.
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Activity Areas

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    Helping publishers minimise their environmental impact on an individual and collective basis.

  • Finance

    Providing support for members to help ensure debts are paid on time and in full.

  • Legal and Public Affairs

    Promoting and protecting the interests of PPA members on the policies and issues that matter.

  • People, Training & Careers

    The Periodicals Training Council (PTC) is the lead body for best practice in training and development

    HR Tools

    HR Tools

    If you are a HR professional working in publishing we have all the resources you'll need, from guidelines about work experience and internships to email updates on the latest developments in employment law.

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    Workies and interns 

    Best-practice guidelines for managing work experience placements and internships.

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    PPA Salary Survey

    Contact us for details of our survey providing benchmarked data on industry pay and benefits.

    Employment Update 75 Legal Updates 

    Our free monthly email contains the latest news and case studies on HR and employment law.

    Join us on LinkedIn

    Share information and practical advice with your peers on the PPA HR Network on LinkedIn.

  • Postal and Distribution

    Working with partners to strengthen the supply chain and maintain efficient and cost-effective delivery of magazines.

  • Production

    Working with publishers and suppliers to maintain professional standards in print and digital content production.

  • Retail

    Retail & Newstrade

    Promoting the benefits of the magazine category at retail to protect newsstand space and drive copy sales.

  • Subscriptions and direct marketing

    Bringing together subscriptions, circulation and marketing professionals to build audiences and manage data.