the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

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 or contact your branch official. 

Ratecard for big budget film

Ratecard for TV and more

BECTU's recommended going rates of pay for freelancers working in hair and make-up for television, mid-low budget feature films, pop promos, corporate videos and commercials (2012) are attached to this page for download.

Fashion Hair and Make-Up Ratecard

After much research and liaison with hair and make-up workers supporting the fashion industry (editorial, shows, lookbooks, film, photography, promotion) BECTU published its first fashion hair and make-up ratecard in November 2015. This is also attached to the page.  

Last page update 9 Octber 2017