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A number of BECTU branches host meetings where members get together to produce a ratecard for their grades and for specific areas of production (TV drama, factual TV, feature films etc).

Each branch has a right to produce any ratecard that it chooses to, subject to the approval of their division (in this case the London Production division). The rates offered here are the most recent ones to be published by your branch. 

BECTU's production divisions urge every branch to publish a new ratecard each year. If you wish to get involved in this work, and help your branch to establish an updated ratecard, please email lpd@bectu.org.uk or contact your branch official. 

Current editors' ratecards

The latest feature film and TV Drama ratecards were published in May 2018.

Important note: Unless expressly stated, all BECTU ratecards are rates that have been recommended by the relevant BECTU branch to their members. Neither the PACT TV Drama agreement (effective Dec 2017) or the Major Motion Picture Agreement (effective April 2018) currently have agreed rates. It has come to BECTU’s attention that some productions, and some members have mistakenly concluded that the BECTU ratecards are agreed BECTU/Pact rates. This is not currently the case. Please also note that some branches have ‘Commercials’ rates. These will generally refer to the rates in the APA Agreement and they should be treated as ‘agreed’ for all productions that use the APA agreement. 

On-going rates survey


BECTU's Post Production and Facilities Branch is conducting a rates survey for editors working in feature films, factual TV and TV drama. The branch will use the findings of this survey to update the BECTU ratecards.

The findings of the survey will be published on The Rough Assembly website (without mentioning actual productions) on a semi regular basis.

BECTU wants the survey to become a rolling, continuing resource, so please do revisit the form and fill in your latest rates when starting a new job. Feel free to enter as many jobs as you can remember, going back up to 5 years. 

Complete the survey 

Please circulate the survey amongst your colleagues, and encourage anyone working in editorial to complete it.

Please note: the survey is anonymous and you are not required to fill in the name of the production or production company, although please add in this information if you feel comfortable doing so. 

Last page update 14 May 2018

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