UK author earnings and fiscal sustainability

On this episode, we talk to Dr Amy Thomas, Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Information Law at the School of Law and CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre. Amy talks about her role as PI on a project funded by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society into Author Earnings and Contracts, looking at earnings and inequalities within the sector and pressures post-pandemic.   

We also hear from Spotlight co-host Professor Graeme Roy, speaking to Kez Dugdale in his capacity as Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission. Graeme talks about the role of the SFC and the findings of their new report on long term fiscal sustainability for Scotland.  


Graeme Roy: 1:12

Amy Thomas: 17:43


Further links

Scottish Fiscal Commission: Fiscal Sustainability Report – March 2023

CREATe UK Authors’ Earnings and Contracts project