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Rates of Pay

These are the national rates of pay our organisation recognises for workers in the cultural sector. As an independent art organisation that receives public funding we are bound to honour these rates in our contracts and agreements.

ITC / Equity Performers & Stage Managers:

Minimum Weekly Salary£471.00£483.00
Commuting Costs Threshold: Where relocation is not being paid travel costs over this are repaid£24.00£24.60
Commuting Costs Ceiling: Maximum payable per week, above the thresholdIn London £123.25 Outside London £100In London £126.25 Outside London £102.50
Relocation: This is the maximum weekly allowance/reimbursement for those living 25+ miles from home, when working at company base for up to first 16 weeks of the engagementIn London £123.25 Outside London £100In London £126.25 Outside London £102.50
Recommended Allowances on tour The Manager has the option to provide accommodation/meals, reimburse costs actually incurred or pay the allowances below
Accommodation: Daily where Company Member arranges hotel/B&B£39.00£40.00
Accommodation: Daily where Company Member stays with friends etc. (not own home)£12.30£12.60
Meals: Daily where breakfast is provided£17.40£17.80
Meals: Daily where breakfast is not provided£24.60£25.20
Weekly Touring Allowance: Payable where working full weeks at one venue to cover accommodation and meals£297.00£304.50

ITC / Equity Directors:

Preparatory Fee: Full length play£1,541.00£1579.50
Preparatory Fee: Short play£1,066.00£1093.00
Rehearsals: Weekly payment£471.00£483.00
Artistic/ Resident Directors: Weekly pay for all duties£573.00£587.00

ITC / Equity Designers:

Design fee£2,582.00£2,646.50
Making: Weekly fee for building set and other duties£505.75£518.50

ITC / Equity Choreographers:

Preparation & up to 2 weeks’ rehearsal: Minimum Fee£1,904.00£1,951.50
More than 2 weeks’ rehearsal: Weekly Fee£471.00£483.00
More than 2 weeks’ rehearsal: Daily Rate£153.00£157.00
Session Rate (max. 3 hours)£98.50£101.00

ITC / Equity Fight Directors:

Session rate£88.50£90.75

ITC /WGGB: Writers

Full length play£8,952.00£9,176.00
Play under 70 minutes in length£5,961.00£6,110.00
Play under 30 minutes in length£2,981.00£3,056.00
Minimum royalty (Clause I 7.2)£60.60£62.10
Royalty threshold (Clause 11 A.3)£60,299.00£61,807.00
Meal Allowance (Clause II A.4c)£17.30£17.75
Management Participation Threshold (Clause II A.5)£34,435.00£35,296.00
Additional day rate (Clause II B.2vii)£65.00£66.65
Pre/post show discussions (Clause II B.2xi)£65.00£66.65
Option purchase (Clause II.C.4b)Exclusive rights after 1st year:
Exclusive rights after 1st year:
Non-exclusive after 2nd year: £173.00Non-exclusive after 2nd year:

ITC / Unite: Administrators

Minimum Weekly Salary£471.00£483.00

Recording by Broadcasting Companies

**2018-20 rates TBC*

Equity has agreed minimum conditions with broadcasters for News/ Magazine programmes:

  • All Company Members involved in making the recording must have given prior consent (whether or not they are included in the broadcast extracts).
  • Payments are the responsibility of the programme company, and should be agreed before recording is allowed (minimum rates set out below).
  • Recordings must not be made in the presence of a paying audience.
  • These arrangements do not apply to video, DVD/CD etc recordings for commercial use. Such recordings should be negotiated via Equity.

News Access (News Bulletins. News Items in News Magazines) ^^

Up to 2 minutesNo paymentNo paymentNo paymentNo payment
Over two minutes£34.20£27.79£29.00£24.40
^^ Includes regional news programmes

Magazines, Features & Documentary Programmes

Up to 3 minutes£51.30£43.00£43.00£38.90
Between 3 and 5 minutes£78.10£66.00£66.00£85.50
Up to 10 minutes£603.00N/A£220.00N/A
Max call time (incl travel time)3 hours3 hours3 hours
Consultation: Paisley Youth Arts Festival