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Props Department

Please note: where the rates posted on this page, or in this rates area, apply to big budget features these will be superceded from 1 June 2015 by the new ratecard and terms and conditions documents,  published by BECTU on 5 May 2015.

For more information see this page (where you will find attached the new ratecard and terms and conditions docs). BECTU members should send any queries to

Where the rates on these pages cover Commercials or TV Drama these recommended rates will continue to apply.

Recommended rates of pay for freelances working in the props department (not big budget features) are available to download from this page.

The latest rates (attached to this page) are effective from April 2015. the document also provides guidance on working hours and overtime. 

Last page 15 May 2015.  

Freelances and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £25 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2015 - 30 April 2016).  More info on PLI hereJoin BECTU  More on benefits and services.

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