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Other Businesses and Charities

We make using copyright content simple for all types of businesses and charities. Look at the benefits offered by these licences which are available exclusively to this sector.

CLA Business Licence

Copying from digital and print books, magazines, journals and websites

This licence provides annual blanket cover so you don’t have to seek permissions from copyright owners each time you copy.

  • Make copies from publications from the UK and 38 international territories
  • Copy and circulate press cuttings or fee-paid documents in digital or print form
  • Copy up to one article, chapter or 5% of the total - whichever is greater
  • Share copies with employees
  • Store copies on your company intranet for up to 30 days 

The cost of this licence is based on the type and size of your business.

Cost of the licence

  • Businesses with 1-10 total employees pay £130.00 + vat per year
  • Businesses with 11-50 total employees pay £440.00 + vat per year
  • Businesses with 51+ total employees pay a fee based on their SIC code and their number of ‘Professional Employees’*; for example, if you are a retail company (SIC code 47) with 120 Professional Employees, your fee is calculated as: 120 (Professional Employees) X £15.65 (SIC 47 employee rate) = £1,878.00 + vat 

*Although your CLA licence covers any employee, the fee you pay is based only on the number of your 'Professional Employees'. For the purposes of the fee calculation, 'Professional Employees' are defined as: ‘Directors, officers or employees (other than sales representatives) of the licensee who are graduates or who hold an equivalent professional qualification.’ 

We will calculate your fee with reference to the SIC code and your total employee and 'Professional Employee' numbers so that any subsidiary companies are covered under the licence.

For information see the Terms and Conditions.

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CLA Business Multinational Licence

Covers copying from books, magazines, journals and websites

The licence provides annual blanket cover to copy and reuse content from print and digital publications so you don’t have to seek permission from copyright owners each time you copy.

  • All the same benefits as the CLA Business licence
  • Extends permissions to your overseas sites and employees so they can enjoy the same rights as your UK employees
  • Available to UK or Overseas headquartered companies

The cost of the CLA Business Multinational Licence is calculated based on the type and size of your business and can cover your sites, subsidiaries and associated companies worldwide. If your company is headquartered outside the UK you are applicable for this licence, if your company is headquartered in the UK, you are applicable for the Extended Multinational Business Licence.

Cost of the licence 

Fees vary depending upon where your company is headquartered, your SIC code and your ‘Professional Employee’ numbers. 

We will calculate your fee with reference to your company SIC code, your total employee numbers and your 'Professional Employees'. We can also cover your subsidiary companies under the licence.

Please contact us to get a quote for either licence. 

For more information on the Multinational Business Licence see the Terms and Conditions.

Fore more information on the Extended Multinational Business Licence, see the Terms and Conditions

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CLA Business Licence Plus

Covers copying from books, magazines, journals and websites

A service combining the regular licence rights with a pre-agreed amount of copyright fee-paid articles and available to corporate licensees who agree a multi-year licence

  • All the same benefits as the our standard business licence
  • Includes a pre-agreed amount of unencrypted, copyright fee-paid articles from the British Library document supply service
  • No CLA reporting requirements as British Library supplies regular data directly

Managing this licence is easy as we will provide you with an online account to manage and monitor your orders from the British Library.


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