UK VAT rate change mainly absorbed by UKPressOnline
BEST WISHES FOR 2011 FROM UKPRESSONLINE
We'd like to wish a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all of our regular visitors and subscribers – and we hope you found what you looked for in our archives. As we add another year, here are the UKPressOnline headlines:
UK VAT INCREASE TO 20%
We’ve tried to take some of the sting out of the British Chancellor’s 2.5% tax rise, effectively cutting our basic prices so that domestic users see prices rise only marginally. This means that, through two increases in UK VAT our prices have remained roughly static. Of course, non-UK users now get a second price-cut, here, in 2011!
We continuously search for and add missing pages – and try to improve existing pages – to all archives; in particular, we currently have a major update to the whole Daily Express archive.
As well as this, we’ve now built a new, multiple-title archive of WWII newspapers – 1933-1945, day by day, in the Daily Mirror and Express, the Yorkshire Post, the British Union of Fascists press and, now uploading, the Communist Daily Worker. “The Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Churchill” aims to be a major GSCE History resource for Schools, but the package is also available to public researchers. This is the war – how it came about, how it unfolded and how it ended – from all points of the political spectrum; a real archive first!
Having begun the Daily Worker, we aim to add the complete Worker archive, all the way through to its current incarnation as the Morning Star, up to the present day.
We’ve also just started to digitise the complete archive of the Church Times, 1863-present – the leading Anglican newspaper. This will be available via UKP and the Church Times’ own website, early in 2011, starting with the 21st-century and the 19th-century editions; the latter complements our Methodist-newspaper archive, The Watchman 1835-1885, that came online, last year.
We also try to develop the efficiency and design of UKP – and, for that, we depend on your feedback. You can’t, of course, please everyone but we listen to what we’re told and try to find what will please the majority without upsetting the individual... which is why we’ve added several options to the search and display formats. And we’re always grateful to subscribers who use the “bad page” reporting system.
We always respond to Education users, telling them that, if their school, college ort university has a licence, they have free access, on- or off-campus; and, if it doesn’t, we’ll offer that institution a free trial.
Many public libraries also have licences, giving visitors free access and members free access from home! If your local library doesn’t have a licence to UKP, we’ll gladly offer it a month’s free trial, with on-site and home access: just ask – it and us!
Thanks, again, for using UKPressOnline; we look forward to serving you – happily – in 2011.
|By: digitorial02 04-Jan-2011||Press||Last updated: 11-Jul-2011|