On 24 April 2017 IMPRESS announced the publication of its new Standards Code.
This Code will come into effect on 24 July 2017. This gives IMPRESS publishers three months in which to familiarise themselves with the requirements of the new Code.
Until 24 July 2017, IMPRESS will continue to put forward the Editors’ Code of Practice as the Code we expect our publishers to follow. It is this Code which will be used to assess complaints made against our members by the public.
IMPRESS can accept complaints up to 12 months from the date of the publication or act complained of. For publications or acts that occur from 24 July 2017 onwards, IMPRESS will apply the IMPRESS Standards Code. For publications or acts that occur before this date, IMPRESS will apply the Editors’ Code of Practice.