Average daily sales of The Daily Telegraph rose 2.29 per cent compared with April, to 836,410, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The Independent's circulation plunged 15.01 per cent year on year to a daily average of 204,413 sales last month. But the paper's circulation was steady when compared with April. The Financial Times, which saw an April price rise to £2 on weekdays and to £2.50 for FT Weekend, was down 8.8 per cent year on year to 410,928 copies globally. The Daily Star, The Sun and the Daily Mirror all saw month-on-month sales increases in May.
The Daily Telegraph's succession of exclusives on MPs' expenses improved sales of the paper by an average of 18,718 copies a day in May.