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The Great Central Gazette is fully transparent and shares its metrics, including revenue, members, salaries, and traffic.

Without these people, The Gazette would have never got off the ground. Thank you.

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Since the start, we have always tried to foster financial transparency. It’s one of The Gazette’s core values. Since May 2023, we have shared key metrics, including:

  • Total members
  • MMR, AAR and ARPU
  • Monthly v annual memberships
  • A record of grants and donations

This page is updated at the end of every month.

Total members 29
MMR £82
AAR £984
ARPU £2.83

What do these terms mean?

Monthly recurring revenue (MRR) is the revenue that we receive on a monthly basis from all paying memberships. MRR is calculated by taking the total number of paying members multiplied by the average billed amount.

Annual recurring revenue (ARR) is a forecast of our annual revenue, calculated by multiplying MRR by 12. It assumes everything stays exactly as is for the rest of the year – no churn, no new customers, and no expansion.

Average revenue per user (ARPU) is calculated by dividing our MMR by our number of paying members. ARPU is calculated on a monthly basis and gives us an idea of how much the average member spends.

Grant funding and donations

  • Your Co-op, April 2023 – £542.62 grant to support elections coverage
  • Scurrah Wainwright Charity, March 2023 – £2,000 grant to support elections coverage
  • Lush Charity Pot, March 2023 – £1,000 grant for events
  • De Montfort University, February 2023 – £2,000 grant for campaigns
  • Central Co-op, December 2022 – £500 grant for core costs
  • Crowdfunder, November 2022 – £2,547.12 in donations raised, after fees

Top individual financial contributors

  1. Sean Loveridge – £536
  2. Rob Watson – £125
  3. The Bristol Cable – £125
  4. Gavin Campbell – £125
  5. Chris Williams – £125

Transparent salaries

The Gazette is staffed by three core team members.

We don't pay ourselves a salary. Help us change that – donate.


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For a more comprehensive view of our traffic, have a look at our Simple Analytics dashboard. We love to be transparent!

Registration details

The Gazette is:

  1. Multi-stakeholder: We have different types of members, readers and employees, but both are equal co-owners of the newspaper.
  2. An incorporated co-operative society: A specific legal form, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority instead of Companies Houses.

You can download our Rules on the Financial Conduct Authority website. This is our governing document.

Registered name: Great Central Gazette Limited
Registered address: Great Central Gazette Limited,
The Comms Hub,
14-16 Northampton Street,
Leicester, LE1 1PA.
FCA number: 5001
Companies House number: RS005001


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