How it works
How to join
Information for members
How it works
Payments to members
Find out when you’ll be paid, and why payments can change from year to year.
Tell us about your new works
If you write articles, books or scripts, here’s what you need to tell us, and when.
Claim for articles you’ve written for UK magazines and journals in the last three years.
Tell us about all the books you’ve written, and any contributions you’ve made, such as chapters, essays or poems.
Keep us up to date with your TV and radio scripts.
Visual contributions to books, magazines and journals
ALCS is now paying members for the visual contributions they have made to books, magazines and journals as well as the written contributions they’ve made. Find out if you can claim.
Where the money comes from
We collect money from all over the world – find out where, exactly.
Are you VAT-registered? If so, you can benefit from our self-billing scheme.
We charge a commission on the money we pay you. We keep this as low as possible, and use it to run ALCS (it's currently 9.5%). Find out more about our commission and any tax implications it might have for you.
Tax and deductions
Are you unsure what to put on your tax return? Or living overseas and exempt from UK tax? Find out how your payments are taxed.
ALCS Annual General Meeting
We hold our AGM every November. Find out about the next one.
How ALCS is run
Read about the rules and regulations that guide how we run things.
What are ‘secondary uses’ or ‘secondary rights’?
The money we pay our members is from ‘secondary uses’, where someone uses a work that’s already been distributed – such as when schools photocopy books they own, or libraries lend books. Find out how we collect payments for these.
Terms and Conditions of Membership
When you join ALCS we'll ask you to sign a declaration agreeing with our Terms and Conditions of Membership.
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