Incisive Media’s Accountancy Age is to go online-only from this week.
The last print edition of the magazine will be published on 21 April, but according to publisher Incisive Media no jobs will be lost as a result of the move. According to its most recent ABC figures, Accountancy Age has an average weekly print circulation of 31,951 – of which all but 244 are controlled free circulation. The digital edition of the magazine has 13,650 weekly subscribers.
Group chief executive Tim Weller was unavailable for comment, but a statement on the Accountancy Age website said the decision to scrap its print edition was the result of ‘changing reader habits, the growth in use of our website and the burgeoning subscription rates to our emailed newswires”.
The statement continued: ‘Obviously, there is a great fondness and attachment to Accountancy Age in print. For forty years the publication has been the vehicle through which exclusive news and analysis has been delivered to the UK’s accounting profession.
‘The publication now has to take the next step in ensuring it can continue to provide the service that readers have come to expect, and support their reading habits as they become increasingly focused on the internet.”
It added: ‘Accountancy Age dotcom has a bright future and we remain committed to delivering the best expert news and commentary, events and services for the profession.”