What we do

What is IPSO?

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK. We hold newspapers and magazines to account for their actions, protect individual rights, uphold high standards of journalism and help to maintain freedom of expression for the press.

For an overview of IPSO's recent work, see the 2022 IPSO Annual Report.  

What does IPSO do?

How is IPSO funded?

IPSO is financed by the Regulatory Funding Company (RFC) which is funded by member publications. IPSO carries out its work separately and completely independently from its members.


Independent External Reviews of IPSO

Two independent reviews of IPSO have been carried out since it was established in 2014.

2023: Review by Sir Bill Jeffrey

Independent external review of IPSO

Jeffrey Review IPSO Implementation Update 

IPSO has "influenced the industry for the better" [press release]

2016: Review by Sir Joseph Pilling

External Review of IPSO's Independence and Effectiveness by Sir Joseph Pilling

IPSO's response to the Review


The IPSO Mark

The IPSO mark is displayed by all publishers who are members of IPSO to show their accountability and commitment to professional standards and an edited, regulated product. The Mark indicates that content is produced to high standards required by the Editors’ Code and that the publisher has made themselves accountable by submitting to the rulings of an independent regulator.