The NFRN has welcomed an increase in the rates paid by the Telegraph to registered HND retailers for third-party advertising inserts.

The change mirrors the rise in the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 – an increase of 4.16%. It will be backdated to apply to all qualifying issues from 1 April 2017 and will run until the end of March 2018.

NFRN head of news Brian Murphy said he “welcomed the swift action to ensure that HND sale is preserved” and urged other publishers to follow suit.

The Telegraph previously increased its rates in November 2016, in line with an increase in the national minimum wage and the introduction of the National Living Wage.

Raj Wadher, of Upton News in Slough, described the move as “very good news”.

“Any extra money coming in is good. It will be interesting to see if other publishers follow their lead,” he said.

John Vine, of Newsworld in Church Stretton, agreed and said the Telegraph has made the “right move”.

To qualify for payments, retailers need to contact their wholesaler to register their details, including the quantity of each title they deliver each day. The payments, paid quarterly, will be triggered automatically.