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Latest news

15th December 2017: ABC Bulk Distribution (UK) & Regional Publications (UK) changes issued

3rd November 2017: UK Consumer Magazine changes issued

23rd August 2017: ROI Business & Consumer magazine changes issued

20th July 2017: UK Business Magazine changes issued

12th July 2017: UK Regional Publications & Consumer Magazines changes issued 

28th April 2017: ROI Paid Newspaper changes issued

6th April 2017: National Newspaper and UK Regional Publication changes issued

January 2017: All Standards documents are updated to Version 1, January 2017. Multi-Platform standards renamed 'Brand Reports'


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