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Costume and Wardrobe

BECTU's recommended rates of pay for freelances in costume and wardrobe are available to download from this page. 

The rates were first published in April 2010 and are based on information gathered from members. Rates are quoted for all grades from designer through to trainee and cover work in commercials, childrens' drama/sitcom/light entertainment, tv drama and low, medium and high budget films. 

Advice is also given on basic and 'rolled' up rates as they relate to the payment of holiday pay.

BECTU recommends that freelances accept no less than the figures quoted.

Freelances and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £21 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2013 - 30 April 2014).  More info on PLI hereJoin BECTU  More on benefits and services.

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