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Press standards board of finance (Pressbof)

Please note that this organisation operates separately to the Press Complaints Commission but is listed here to explain how the system of press self-regulation works as a whole.

The Press Standards Board of Finance (Pressbof) is charged with raising a levy on the newspaper and periodical industries to finance the Press Complaints Commission. This arrangement ensures secure financial support for the PCC, while the PCC's complete independence is at the same time guaranteed by a majority of lay members, and is a further sign of the industry's commitment to effective self-regulation.

The address of Pressbof is:

The Press Standards Board of Finance Ltd.
21 Lansdowne Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EH


Lord Black of Brentwood (Chairman)

Robin Burgess OBE
Chief Executive, CN Group Ltd

David Newell
Director, The Newspaper Society

Nicholas Coleridge CBE
Managing Director, Conde Nast Publications (UK)

Barry McIlheney
Chief Executive, PPA

Paul Dacre
Editor in Chief, Associated Newspapers plc

Tim Blott
Managing Director, Herald & Times Group