Throughout the COVID-19 crisis we have been issuing Pact members with updates and guidance about particular legal and business affairs issues which may be relevant to their businesses during this time.

Please find below relevant links to information which we have posted, as well as some useful documents.

Information about support available to businesses can be found here.

Please note: Government guidance is changing rapidly and whilst we are doing everything we can to keep our information up to date we advise you to look carefully at the date that it was posted/last updated. Please also keep checking your e-mails from Pact for the most up to date announcements and information.
 

1st May: New furlough leave letters and holiday pay provision

29th April: DUK levy calculations - exempted productions

28th April: Are you waiting on outstanding payments from broadcasters?

28th April: Pact member input wanted: DCMS Committee call for views on the impact of COVID-19

23rd April: HMRC publishes revisions to Behind the Camera Workers Guidance

20th April: How to claim for your Tax Credit efficiently

15th April: Pact/Equity TV Agreement: suspending artists and force majeure update

7th April: Update on Business Interruption Loan Scheme for SMEs

7th April: Pact/Equity TV Agreement: suspending artists and force majeure update

1st April: Reminder: increase to UK National Living and Minimum Wage rates

30th March: Pact/FAA negotiations - update

23rd March: ICO guidance on data protection during COVID-19 pandemic

18th March: IR35: Government delays implementation until April 2021

Pact's Legal and Business Affairs Team

Max Rumney Deputy CEO, Director of Business Affairs

Head of the Legal and Business Affairs team, and responsible for overseeing negotiations with Broadcasters and Unions/Guilds.

Conrad Mewton Senior Business Affairs Executive

Conrad is a Media Lawyer with over 10 years experience working for producers, RDF and TalkbackThames/Fremantle.

Helen Hogan Business Affairs Executive

Helen is generally awesome and supports the Deputy CEO across BBC, ITV and C4 Terms of Trade, plus Writers and Equity queries

Clyde Baehr Business Affairs Executive

Clyde has worked as a Business Affairs Executive at BBC Worldwide in the Content department, Contracts Executive at Curtis Brown Literary Agency and Business Affairs Manager at Kew Media Distribution.

Annette Atanda Business Affairs Paralegal

Annette supports the Deputy CEO with TV & Film Registrations, Tier 1 Compliance & Legislation, along with Production Legal and Business Affairs queries.