Monthly Archives: September 2022

Inflation update – August 2022 figures

A pleasant surprise came with the August 2022 inflation figures. CPI was down the 9.9% with the annual RPI inflation rate staying level at 12.3%. CPIH is also slightly down at 8.6%. Most forecasters were expecting further increases. Last month, … Continue reading

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Long CoViD

The TUC has previously surveyed workers with Long CoViD on their experiences and, as a result, they had some very useful information that has informed their work. We now know much more about the illness, including how many people have … Continue reading

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Theatres’ approach to the mourning period following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The British Theatres employer’s bodies have outlined their approach to opening during the mourning period following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The date of the funeral is yet to be announced but this offers a general overview. … Continue reading

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EU Media Freedom Act – just published

My thanks to Carole Tongue for sending this to me. The EU’s ‘Media Freedom Act’ has been published and the text will be voted on by the European Commission on 13 September before being submitted to the Parliament and the … Continue reading

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Alliance of Documentary Editors guidance on production scheduling.

The US-based ‘Alliance of Documentary Editors’ (ADE) describes itself as “…a working group of documentary film and television editors and assistant editors nationwide that campaigns for best practices within the industry while improving members’ career sustainability. The ADE promotes a … Continue reading

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Touring in Europe – update

Folk-punk band Ferocious Dog has cancelled European tour dates as reported by the BBC. They’ve cited inflationary pressures – everyone is busy and all equipment hire now costs top-dollar – but they’ve added Brexit-related costs and inconveniences to the mix. … Continue reading

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