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15th June: Data processing update

9th June: COVID update for indies

9th June: Production Restart Scheme: have you had issues?

9th June: BBC3 linear rights packages: Working Group invite

2nd June: Update: Pact/FAA COVID-19 exclusion

26th May: COVID update for indies

19th May: COVID update from DCMS

19th May: UK Screen Alliance post production guidance reminder

18th May: Catch-up: May Pact Member Webinar Briefing

17th May: Pact/Equity Supporting Artist Agreement: fixed travel allowances update

12th May: Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

12th May: Latest COVID update for indies

28th April: Latest COVID update for indies

27th April: Brexit and immigration update

21st April: Pact and Equity agree interim position on stunt rehearsals pending arbitration outcome

21st April: Weekly COVID update for indies

15th April: New Unscripted TV Skills Fund launched

14th April: Weekly COVID update for indies

14th April: Contracting talent for BBC Three

7th April: Weekly COVID update for indies

7th April: ITV refreshes its Commissioning Commitments form

31st March: Weekly COVID update for indies 

31st March: Updates to the Production Restart Scheme

26th March: Pact/BECTU Film Agreement & Construction Agreement

24th March: Weekly COVID update for indies

22nd March: IR35 guidance for indies

17th March: Weekly COVID update for indies

17th March: Employer Action List launched to help tackle bullying, harassment and racism in the workplace

16th March: DCMS confirms new key dates for Production Restart Scheme

10th March: Weekly COVID update for indies

9th March: Catch-up: the implications of remote working on your business

9th March: Pact Equity Cinema Films Agreement 2021

8th March: Updated CJRS Q&A for indies

3rd March: Chancellor announces extension to Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

3rd March: Updated broadcaster guidance on protecting participants in TV and radio programmes published

3rd March: Weekly COVID update for indies

3rd March: Last chance to register: the business implications of remote working

24th February: Prime Minister sets out roadmap for easing of current COVID restrictions

17th February: Weekly COVID update for indies

12th February: Updated UK Screen Alliance COVID safety guidance

11th February: Pact member Webinar Briefing catch up

10th February: Weekly COVID update for indies

10th February: National Worker Testing Programme in England open

4th February: Safety on set: a joint statement from Pact & Bectu

3rd February: COVID Testing Services: a note for Pact members

27th January: Update on BBC and COVID costs

27th January: IR35: fees and deductions

25th January: Stunt rehearsals: update

20th January: Updated Broadcaster guidance issued

20th January: Weekly COVID update for indies

20th January: UK Screen Alliance guidance updated

18th January: Film and TV travel exemptions closed

15th January: New rates of pay for lighting technicians working on scripted TV

13th January: Pact & BFI letter for overnight stays, and confirmation of critical worker status

13th January: Weekly COVID update for indies

13th January: BBC and COVID costs

11th January: Post-Production guidance updated

6th January: DCMS clarification on production-related queries

6th January: Brexit update for indies

6th January: Ofcom introduces new measures to protect participants in TV

6th January: Updated versions of BFC and Broadcaster Guidance available

5th January: COVID-19 Update for Indies


21st December: Production Restart Scheme extended

16th December: Production Restart Scheme FAQs published

16th December: Brexit: reminder for indies

16th December: COVID-19 update for indies

15th December: Lighting technicians’ rates for TV Drama – important update

10th December: TV Production Guidance updated and new TV quarantine exemption introduced

9th December: COVID-19 Update for Indies

7th December: Quarantine exemption update and new guidelines

4th December: Pact and BBC agree new terms of trade deal for children's programming

2nd December: COVID-19 update for Indies

2nd December: Immigration update

2nd December: Government resources to help ensure your business is ready for Brexit

30th November: Updated CJRS furloughing Q&A for Pact members

25th November: Brexit update for UK indies

19th November: Important update: BBC COVID costs and 1% premium

18th November: New Furlough Leave Letter Template for indies

18th November: COVID-19 update for indies

16th November: POP have digitised the Pact Bectu TV Drama Deal Memo

11th November: COVID-19: regulations, furlough and Restart Scheme update for indies

4th November: COVID restrictions: further update for indies

2nd November: DUK launches advice for factual directors

28th October: UK Government and devolved nations COVID guidance update for indies

21st October: Broadcasters’ TV Production Guidance updated

16th October: Government officially launches Film & TV Production Restart Scheme - revised deadline date - February 2021

15th October: New COVID guidance note: Pact Equity TV Agreement

5th October: Crew/Covid update for Pact members

2nd October: Applications for Production Restart Scheme open

29th September: Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme and Pay as you Grow as part of Winter Economy Plan

23rd September: Government COVID-related restrictions update

23rd September: Extending our financial support to indies

17th September: Government issues further guidance on Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

7th September: New HMRC guidance on the employment status of actors and other performers

2nd September: Government’s Kickstart Scheme for employers in England, Scotland and Wales now open

1st September: CJRS update: employers must now contribute to furlough leave wages

1st September: Could you bring your experience and expertise to a Pact working group?

26th August: Updated Post & VFX Covid-19 guidance: managed client attendance in edit sessions allowed

26th August: Update on post-Brexit immigration and the Border Operating Model

19th August: Government Production Restart Scheme: still awaiting details

19th August: Live, socially distanced studio audiences now permitted in England

18th August: Pact and Channel 5 agree revised COVID-19 Force Majeure clause

18th August: International travel and quarantine exemptions update

18th August: Views wanted for 2025 UK Border Strategy Consultation

11th August: Pact and Equity agree pre-filming self-isolation fee for cast

5th August: Channel 5 suspension provisions

4th August: More details published about Government's Job Retention Bonus

29th July: Managing mental health and wellbeing as an indie boss

29th July: Pact welcomes Government funding to restart production

22nd July: Brexit and ATA Carnets

22nd July: Film and TV quarantine exemption now applies to entire UK / qualification reminder

21st July: Update to UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

15th July: Update: The UK’s Future Points-Based Immigration System

14th July: Close Contact Cohorts and increased screening for COVID-19 - protocol for TV production

10th July: Scotland and Wales COVID-19 updates: rules for travellers arriving from abroad

10th July: BFC issues guidance on film and TV quarantine exemption

8th July: Government’s Plan for Jobs: funds available to employers

8th July: Updated versions of COVID-19 contact templates

8th July: Wales update: indies meet criteria as 'workers in a critical sector' for overnight stays

6th July: Selected TV and film productions to be exempt from quarantine

1st July: Update: the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill 2020

1st July: DUK commercial fee in budgets and Covid-19 costs

30th June: Now available: free return to set safety training from ScreenSkills

24th June: COVID-19: UK guidance update

19th June: Covid updated versions of Pact contract templates

17th June: DCMS advise that indies meet criteria as “workers in a critical sector” for overnight stays

17th June: Pact/FAA negotiations update

15th June: Update regarding unpaid contributors and contestants

10th June: 2 metre distancing and production

5th June: Production Restart Bible for Pact members

1st June: New HETV/film production and post-production guidance documents published

1st June: Latest updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27th May: Channel 4 repeat fees

26th May: COVID-19 recovery strategies and briefings for the Nations

26th May: COVID-19: UK border control changes

20th May: Pact and Equity agree additional option under T45 Force Majeure clause

20th May: Government guidance on working safely during COVID-19

18th May: Pact and UK Broadcasters introduce new industry-wide guidance for producing TV safely

13th May: Piracy guidance for producers

6th May: Pact DUK Collective Agreement includes new exemptions for N&Rs indies

6th May: BBC and Pact agree historic new terms of trade deal

6th May: Pact/BBC terms for iPlayer: deal memo

6th May: BBC, Channel 5 and ITV amending commissioning agreements

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