Exclusion notes

As a general rule all issues for a title must be included within the ABC certificate. However, issues may be excluded in some circumstances , for example due to official public holidays or where circulation has been significantly affected by events such as a press breakdown.

Below are the ABC granted exclusions from the last 18 months. Select a product type to narrow down the results.

Exclusion Date Product Owner Reason Product Type
2017-01-11 Burton Mail Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced sales due to delayed distribution Regional Publication
2017-01-09 Metro (metrolondon) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution - non availability of distribution points (Tube Strike) ABC Bulk Distribution
2017-01-09 London Evening Standard Evening Standard Limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution - non availability of distribution points (Tube Strike) Regional Publication
2016-12-30 Wiltshire Times Newsquest (Wiltshire) Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2016-12-29 Bicester Advertiser Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2016-12-29 Gazette & Herald Newsquest (Wiltshire) Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2016-12-29 The Oxford Times Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced Sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2016-12-28 The Herald Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2016-12-28 Witney Gazette Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2016-12-02 Metro (metroeastmidlands) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to print issues ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-12-02 Metro (metromidlands) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to print issues ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-12-02 Metro (metrosouthwest) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to print issues ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-12-02 Derby Telegraph Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Delayed distribution due to production issues resulting in reduced sales Regional Publication
2016-12-02 Nottingham Post Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Delayed distribution due to production issues resulting in reduced sales Regional Publication
2016-11-10 Aberdeen - Press & Journal Aberdeen Journals Ltd ABC Granted - Late distribution leading to reduction in sales Regional Publication
2016-10-28 The Watford Observer Newsquest (London) Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale due to late distribution caused by a vehicle accident Regional Publication
2016-09-26 Metro (metroscot) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to less distribution points on buses (Glasgow Fair) ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-07-21 Darlington - The Northern Echo Newsquest (North East) Limited ABC Granted - Reduced sales due to print production delay Regional Publication
2016-07-21 Teesside - The Gazette Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to print issues Regional Publication
2016-07-21 Newcastle Chronicle Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to print issues Regional Publication
2016-07-18 Metro (metroscot) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution (Glasgow Fair) Reduction of buses to a Saturday service ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-06-23 East Lothian Courier Clyde & Forth Press Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced Sales - Processing and print issues caused delays of distribution Regional Publication
2016-06-20 Metro (metroyorkshire) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution - non availability of distribution points (Bus Strike) ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-06-13 Metro (metroyorkshire) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution - non availability of distribution points (Bus Strike) ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-05-24 Metro (metronorthwest) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution due to non-availability of distribution points ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-05-09 Guernsey Press & Star Guernsey Press Company Ltd ABC Granted - Liberation Day Regional Publication
2016-05-09 Jersey Evening Post Jersey Evening Post Ltd ABC Granted - Liberation Day Regional Publication
2016-04-28 The Wall Street Journal Europe Wall Street Journal Europe SPRL ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution - Industrial action at Parisian print site International Publication
2016-03-29 Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph Newspapers ABC Granted - Easter Tuesday Regional Publication
2016-03-28 The Herald Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd ABC Granted - Easter Monday Regional Publication
2016-03-28 The National Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd ABC Granted - Easter Monday Regional Publication
2016-03-28 Glasgow - Evening Times Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd ABC Granted - Easter Monday Regional Publication
2016-03-28 Greenock Telegraph Clyde & Forth Press Ltd ABC Granted - Easter Monday Bank Holiday Regional Publication
2016-03-25 The Herald Independent News & Media ABC Granted - Good Friday Regional Publication - Ireland - Paid
2016-03-20 Sunday Business Post Post Publications Ltd ABC Granted - St Patrick's Day - Bank Holiday Regional Publication - Ireland - Paid
2016-03-17 Cork Independent Cork Independent Newspapers Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to non-availability of distribution points Consumer Magazine - Ireland
2016-03-17 Impartial Reporter Clyde & Forth Press Ltd ABC Granted - St Patricks Day - Bank Holiday Regional Publication
2016-01-19 Metro (metromidlands) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Print production failure leading to reduced distribution ABC Bulk Distribution
2016-01-05 Ayr Advertiser Clyde & Forth Press Ltd ABC Granted - National Public Holiday (Scotland) 4th January 2016 Regional Publication
2016-01-05 Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter Clyde & Forth Press Ltd ABC Granted - National Public Holiday (Scotland) 4th January 2016 Regional Publication
2015-12-25 Wiltshire Times Newsquest (Wiltshire) Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2015-12-24 Bicester Advertiser Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2015-12-24 Gazette & Herald Newsquest (Wiltshire) Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2015-12-24 The Oxford Times Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2015-12-23 Witney Gazette Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2015-12-23 The Herald Newsquest Oxfordshire Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced sale - National Public Holiday Regional Publication
2015-11-20 South Wales Evening Post Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Print issues resulted in delayed distribution and a shortfall in sales Regional Publication
2015-11-10 The Wall Street Journal Europe Wall Street Journal Europe SPRL ABC Granted - Shortfall in distribution due to power failure at the Parisian print site International Publication
2015-10-28 Plymouth - The Herald Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Distribution reduced due to external print issues Regional Publication
2015-10-14 Stroud News & Journal Newsquest (Wales & Gloucestershire) ABC Granted - Print failure led to late distribution as a result this led to reduced sales Regional Publication
2015-10-02 Metro (metrosouthwales) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to Bus Strike ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-10-01 Metro (metrosouthwales) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to Bus Strike ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-09-28 Metro (metroscot) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Local Bank Holiday ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-09-28 Hull Daily Mail Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to external print issues Regional Publication
2015-09-10 Bristol - Western Daily Press Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution - Print production issues due to power outage Regional Publication
2015-09-10 The Post Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution - Print production issues due to power outage Regional Publication
2015-09-02 Metro (metrosouthwales) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution - Bus depot points closed due to bus strike ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-08-21 Aberdeen - Press & Journal Aberdeen Journals Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced distribution - Driver delayed due to RTA Regional Publication
2015-08-06 Metro (metrolondon) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-08-06 City AM City AM Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced distribution ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-08-06 London Evening Standard Evening Standard Limited ABC Granted - Reduced distribution Regional Publication
2015-07-20 Metro (metroscot) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Local Public Holiday - Glasgow Fair ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-07-14 Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph Newspapers ABC Granted - Local Public Holiday - Battle of the Boyne Regional Publication
2015-07-10 Bristol - Western Daily Press Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Delayed distribution resulted in reduced sales - External production issues Regional Publication
2015-07-09 City AM City AM Ltd ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to the Tube Strike ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-07-09 Metro (metrolondon) dmg media limited ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to the Tube Strike ABC Bulk Distribution
2015-07-09 London Evening Standard Evening Standard Limited ABC Granted - Reduced Distribution due to Tube Strike Regional Publication
2015-07-07 Hull Daily Mail Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced sales due to external print production issues Regional Publication
2015-05-20 Plymouth - Western Morning News Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Sale reduction due to production issues and delayed delivery Regional Publication
2015-05-14 Scunthorpe Telegraph Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Sale reduction due to external print issues Regional Publication
2015-05-11 Hull Daily Mail Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Delivery delay Regional Publication
2015-05-09 Guernsey Press & Star Guernsey Press Company Ltd ABC Granted - Local Holiday - Liberation Day Regional Publication
2015-04-30 Plymouth - Western Morning News Trinity Mirror Regional ABC Granted - Reduced sales due to an accident involving the delivery van Regional Publication
2015-04-07 Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph Newspapers ABC Granted - Local Holiday - 7th April 2015 Regional Publication
2015-04-06 The Herald Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd ABC Granted - Bank Holiday - Easter Monday Regional Publication
2015-04-06 Glasgow - Evening Times Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd ABC Granted - Bank Holiday - Easter Monday Regional Publication
2015-04-03 Dublin - The Herald Independent News & Media ABC Granted - Sale reduction due to it being Good Friday Regional Publication - Ireland - Paid