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According to a press release by Springer Nature there is a new contract of the group with Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
The deal is based on the principle of read and publish and shall fulfill the requirements of Plan S. As noted by Springer Nature the "agreement limits the costs of publishing all UK articles open access (OA) while maintaining access to all of Springer’s subscription articles. The deal converts the previous subscription agreement to one based on OA." One could also phrase it more critically: The agreement allows Open Access only against continued subscription.