Below is a step by step guide that will walk you through the renewal process to ensure you select the membership plan that is right for your company:

Step One

Does your company, or a Director of your company, own a majority shareholding in a UK Public Service Broadcaster?

Or

Does any UK Public Service Broadcaster own a majority shareholding in your company?

If the answer to either of the above is yes, then please go to Step Seven.

If the answer to the above is both no, please go to Step Two.


Step Two

Our membership fees are based on company turnover – and in order to be fair and transparent, we use the turnover figure as per the Income Statement of your most recent set of accounts filed at Companies House.

Therefore, before you start this process, you will need to obtain a copy of these accounts.

In the case of companies applying for Group Membership – you will either need the consolidated accounts of the group if prepared, or a set of accounts for each company within the group to calculate the consolidated turnover.

If you are still in your first year of trading and have not yet filed accounts – then you can go straight to Step Three.

If you have previously filed accounts at Companies House – please take a copy of the Income Statement for the most recent year and check the turnover figure.

If your turnover is under £200,000 – please go to Step Three.

If your turnover is between £200,000 and £500,000 – please go to Step Four

If your turnover is over £500,000 please go to Step Five.


Step Three

Your turnover is under £200,000, which means you qualify for the Affiliate category of membership at £350 plus VAT for the year.

Please complete the renewal form here.

If Group Membership is required, you can download the subsidiary Information Form here.

Please complete the relevant form(s) and go to Step Six.


Step Four

Your turnover is between £200,000 and £500,000, which means you qualify for the Full Producer category of membership at a fee of £525 for the year.

You can download the relevant renewal form here.

If Group Membership is required, you can download the subsidiary Information Form here.

Please complete the relevant form(s) and go to Step Six.


Step Five

Your turnover is over £500,000, which means you qualify for the Full Producer category of membership which starts at a fee of £1,120 for the year, and increases incrementally, depending on turnover.

Please note that for members paying a fee of £1,120 and above, it is mandatory that you are put on a membership period that runs until the 30th September. Therefore, depending on your renewal date, you may only have to pay a pro-rated fee this year.

Please download the relevant renewal form here.

If Group Membership is required, you can download the subsidiary Information Form here.

Please complete the relevant form(s) and send to adam@pact.co.uk along with a copy of the Income Statement from the most recent set of accounts filed at Companies House (in order that we can verify your turnover).

This will complete everything you need to do at this stage and one of our team will then be in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your pro-rated fee and to let you know what the next steps will be to complete your renewal.

How quickly can my membership be processed?

As soon as we receive your completed form someone will be in touch discuss any pro-rated adjustment, usually within 48 hours. Once the fee is agreed, membership can be set up usually within 24 hours of receipt of either a BACS payment or signed DD mandate.


Step Six

Send a scanned copy of your completed application form to adam@pact.co.uk, along with a copy of the Income Statement from your most recent set of accounts filed at Companies House (if applicable) in order that we can verify your turnover.

You have the choice to either pay your membership in one lump sum via BACS (payment details are on the form), or in monthly instalments by monthly DD.

Should you want to take up the monthly instalments offer (and don’t already have a direct debit set up with us), you will need to download and complete a DD mandate. The DD mandate can be downloaded here. Please send a signed copy to adam@pact.co.uk to accompany your application.

This will complete everything you need to do at this stage and one of our team will process your renewal as soon as possible.

How quickly can my membership be processed?

As soon as we receive your completed form and payment your membership can be set up usually within 48 hours. However it may take longer if your application is incomplete, therefore in order to speed up the process, please do make sure that:

– your form is completed correctly
– you have attached the Income statement from your most recent set of accounts filed at companies house (if applicable)
– you have made a BACS payment for the relevant fee
or
– you have completed a DD mandate


Step Seven

As a company that is either a public service broadcaster or controlled or under the dominant influence of a public service broadcaster, you qualify for Pact’s Broadcaster Membership.

Please download the relevant renewal form here.

If Group Membership is required, you can download the subsidiary Information Form here.

Please complete the relevant form(s) and send to adam@pact.co.uk along with a copy of the Income Statement from the most recent set of accounts filed at Companies House (in order that we can verify your turnover).

This will complete everything you need to do at this stage and one of the team will then be in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss what the next steps will be to complete your renewal.

How quickly can my membership be processed?

As soon as we receive your completed form someone will be in touch to discuss your application, usually within 48 hours.
 

Questions about joining Pact?
Please contact our Membership Executive