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  • PRP Board’s decision report confirms IMPRESS still meets the Royal Charter standards

    On 26 March 2019, the Board of the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) confirmed that IMPRESS continues to meet each of the 29 standards set out in the Royal Charter.  This means that, amongst other things, IMPRESS is independent of the print and online publishers it regulates, is appropriately funded, and has systems in place to protect the public. The announce...

  • PRP confirms IMPRESS still meets the Royal Charter standards

    The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has today confirmed that IMPRESS continues to meet each of the 29 standards set out in the PRP’s Royal Charter. This means that, amongst other things, IMPRESS is independent of the print and online publishers it regulates, is appropriately funded, and has systems in place to protect the public. The announcement follows th...

  • New report on the recognition system

    The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has published its latest report on the UK’s system of independent press regulation. The report states that there is currently one approved press regulator – IMPRESS – and that the recognition system does not currently cover all significant relevant publishers. Some publishers continue to resist joining the recognition...

  • Legal appeal against our decision to recognise IMPRESS dropped

    The News Media Association (NMA) has abandoned its appeal of a High Court judgement that upholds the PRP's decision to recognise IMPRESS as an approved regulator. On 25 October 2016, following a detailed and thorough assessment, our independent Board determined that IMPRESS meets the 29 criteria in our Royal Charter. This means that, among other things, IMP...

  • Call for information on the first cyclical review of IMPRESS

    We have launched a public call for information on the first cyclical review of IMPRESS' recognition as an approved regulator. The PRP was created following the Leveson Inquiry as part of the new system of regulatory oversight to ensure the freedom of the press whilst also protecting the interests of the public. In October 2016, following a detailed and tho...