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New daily rates from 31st March 2019

Rates for each Budget Band have now been set.

With the implementation of the PACT/BECTU TV Drama Agreement on 1st December 2017 (see link below for more info), rates were needed to be set for each of the Agreed Budget Bands.

Following months of negotiations, Members Voted by a 69% majority to accept the banded rates below for a 10 hour On Camera Day (10+1).

The 11th Shooting hour was also recognised to be negotiated in line with current practice.

Budget Band

10+1 SWD / 9 CWD1

11+1 SWD / 10 CWD2

1  <£850K per hr



2  £850K - £3M per hr



3  >£3M per hr



1 Agreed rates.   2 Calculated using Current Practice

The full Rate Card, that also includes calculated figures for Overtime, can be downloaded from the Documents box below and should be referenced for all jobs after 31st March 2019.

Terms and Conditions for Independent TV Drama

The agreement covering TV Drama production was introduced on 1 December 2017 and applies to jobs that are run by PACT members.

If you are working for a non-PACT company, we suggest you use this document as guidance to negotiate the best deal you can. 

All information and advice relating to the agreement can be found here

If you have a query about the agreement or wish to report non-compliance or abuse please email

TV Drama Deal memo

As part of our discussions with management, it has been agreed that each crew member should receive a Deal Memo at the time of engagement. More info here. 

Lighting Console Operators Ratecard

An updated ratecard for lighting console operators (January 2019) is available to download from this page.

Last page update 16th April 2019.