Monthly Archives: February 2023

Unexpected rise in self-assessed tax receipts

Public sector finances are looking unexpectedly rosy following better-than-expected tax receipts. As the FT reports… “Jeremy Hunt has received an unexpected £30bn windfall in the public finances ahead of his March Budget, giving the chancellor scope to provide extra support … Continue reading

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Four day week trial

The BBC are reporting on a UK-wide six-month trial, testing the costs and benefits of a four-day week on full pay, across a wide range of different firms. The trial was conducted between June and December 2022, organised by 4 … Continue reading

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Theatre audience behaviour research

Following news coverage about poor audience behaviours, Bectu is doing some research on this issue with a survey. Bectu theatre reps are urged to download and share this leaflet to promote the survey.

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‘Don’t discuss your pay’ clauses

Have an employer told you that you can’t discuss your pay with anyone? Or that you cannot show anyone your offer of work, or contact? Many contracts in the entertainment industry contain clauses that aim to keep the information regarding … Continue reading

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The state of the UK film and TV economy

I occasionally get asked for updates on the general state of the UK film and TV sector, and I can usually reply offering a few links which general readers may find useful. My first, and most current link would be … Continue reading

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