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First PRP call for information on IMPRESS’ application for recognition – CLOSED

This call for information has now closed. A copy of IMPRESS’ first application for recognition is available down the page.

Details of both IMPRESS’ second application and the second PRP call for information are also available.

The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has received an application for recognition from IMPRESS.

There is now an opportunity for the public and interested third parties to read the application against the Royal Charter and send the PRP any relevant information that they are aware of that has not been included, to help inform the PRP’s assessment.

The PRP will only consider facts and evidence related to IMPRESS’s compliance with the Royal Charter criteria, not opinions or hearsay.

The PRP has carried out an initial check of IMPRESS’s application to ensure that it is complete, but no other assessment has been made.

This call for information will last for 20 working days, and will run from 5 February 2016 until 4 March 2016.

IMPRESS has redacted some information from this published version of its application. This information has been made available to the PRP and will be considered by it as part of the application process. The PRP has reviewed it to ensure that the minimum amount of information, and only things for which there is a genuine need for confidentiality, are treated that way.

Further details about the application process can be found in the Guidance for Applicants.

Submitting information

There are a number of ways to submit information to the PRP. Please include your name and contact details with your submission.

Please be aware information that you supply will be shared with IMPRESS so that they have the opportunity to respond to what you say and/or review their application and update it, if they choose. If you would like the information that you submitted anonymised please let us know.



Susie Uppal
Chief Executive
Press Recognition Panel
Mappin House
4 Winsley Street
London W1W 8HF


020 3443 7070


If you would like to submit information in person, or arrange a face-to-face meeting, please contact Susie Uppal, Chief Executive of the PRP on 020 3443 7072.

Further details about the application process can be found in the Guidance for Applicants.

Next steps

Once the call for information ends, IMPRESS will have 15 working days to provide a response to any of the points raised by third parties.

The PRP will then validate and verify IMPRESS’s application along with any additional information received. This will be followed by a meeting of the PRP Board, who will make the final decision on whether or not the application meets the requirements of the Charter. This meeting will be open to the public.

It is not currently possible to say how long the application process will take. Our priority is to ensure that the assessment is robust, transparent and thorough, and we will provide regular updates throughout the process.

IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor for the Press CIC Application to the Press Recognition Panel



  1. The IMPRESS Project Articles of Association
  2. IMPRESS CIC Articles of Association
    1. IMPRESS Finance & Audit Committee Terms of Reference
    2. IMPRESS Financial Policies
  3. The IMPRESSS Project Board Meeting 191214 Minute
  4. IMPRESS Board Register of Interests
  5. IMPRESS Board Meeting 6 Minute
  6. IMPRESS Board Meeting 7 Minute
  7. IMPRESS Board Meeting 8 Minute
  8. IMPRESS Board Meeting 9 Minute
  9. IMPRESS Board Meeting 10 Minute
  10. IMPRESS Board meeting 11 Minute
  11. IMPRESS Code Committee Terms of Reference


  1. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Candidate Brief
  2. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Letter of Appointment
  3. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 1 Minute
  4. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 2 Minute Redacted
    1. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 2 Minute Un-Redacted [for PRP reference only]
  5. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 3 Minute Redacted
    1. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 3 Minute Un-Redacted [for PRP reference only]
  6. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 4 Minute Redacted
    1. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 4 Minute Un-Redacted [for PRP reference only]
  7. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Meeting 5 Minute
  8. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Protocol
  9. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Terms of Reference
  10. IMPRESS Board Recruitment Brief
  11. IMPRESS Board advertisement
  12. IMPRESS Board Lettter of Appointment
  13. IMPRESS Board Letter of Appointment #2
  14. IMPRESS Board Recruitment Pack
  15. IMPRESS Code Committee recruitment brief
    1. IMPRESS Project Appointment Panel Biographies
    2. IMPRESS Appointment Panel Biographies
    3. IMPRESS Board Biographies
    4. IMPRESS Code Committee Biographies


  1. IMPRESS Regulatory Scheme
  2. IMPRESS Regulatory Scheme Procedures
  3. IMPRESS Regulatory Scheme Agreement
  4. IMPRESS Business Flow
  5. IMPRESS Advisory Notice Request Form
  6. IMPRESS Advisory Notice Template
    1. IMPRESS Advisory Notice Database
  7. IMPRESS Advertising Content Definition
  8. IMPRESS Public Concern at Work Agreement
  9. IMPRESS Publisher Reporting Procedure


  1. IMPRESS Executive Business Plan 2015-2020
  2. IMPRESS Operational Implementation Plan
  3. IPRT IMPRESS Funding Agreement
    1. IPRT IMPRESS Funding Agreement Signed [for PRP reference only]
  4. IMPRESS Publisher Application Form
  5. IMPRESS Publisher Compliance Checklist
  6. IMPRESS Annual Report Template


  1. IMPRESS CIArb Arbitration Scheme
  2. IMPRESS CIArb Arbitration Scheme Agreement