I think this consultation period has been a good exercise but only if action is taken. The biggest problem currently, which is causing so many frustrations to authors, is there is no real strategy from the top at tes. In addition, a lack of available data about overall sales, customers, marketing effectiveness etc shrouds the platform in deep clouds of mystery. Nobody is actually sure of what is happpening, it’s all just smoke and mirrors. In my opinion, at the top, tes is scrabbling around doing various things (from the look of it non very successfully at the moment) and looking busy. Jobs market and magazine in decline, so they need to replace with a modern business. From the outside looking in: the size of the ambition (to create a global resources marketplace) is a great idea, big in USA already (another platform- naming no names!) so replicate this worldwide and disrupt US market. The idea is mismatched by the size of the personnel team tasked to deliver, the size of the investment in the platform, lack of a clear strategy, the way they go about implementing this lack of clear strategy and achieving the ultimate goal of leading global education products marketplace. I think the size of the potential worldwide market is clear to see. So how can we better achieve our common ultimate goal? Fundamentally, the success of the tes resources platform will depend on Tes actually committing too and focusing on growing the resources marketplace. Not just lots of sales, voucher codes etc which although produce ‘immediate wins’ is not a viable, sustainable long term strategy. The ‘top brass’ need to assemble a crack team of ‘knowledgeable’ professionals and make a plan. Then they need to communicate a clearly thought out , thorough and viable strategy (the plan) to the author community. Gaining the ‘buy-in’ of a growing band of obviously talented, diverse and hardworking professionals is essential. They will then work harder, make more resources, earn more rewards, spend more time marketing etc etc... it needs leading... over to you tes. You may be just the ‘marketplace’ but it is your brand on the line. Copyright infringements, poor resources, fake accounts etc break trust and damage YOUR brand. Clear action needs to be taken. I would like full commitment from tes to this project. Resourced with appropriate staffing levels and monetary investment for the scale of the project and the size of the ambition. I would like authors banned more quickly for repeated copyright infringements. I would like to see royalty levels kept the same. I would like to see written reviews for individual resources (no stars anymore) incentivised by crediting a few pence to buyers accounts for a reasoned and constructive review. I would like to see author ratings (stars or similar) rather than a star rating based on just one resource. These ratings would be weighted by algorithm on views, sales, reviews etc and not just buyers rating authors.