Category Archives: Low Pay Commission

UK government says short films must pay actors


Unequivocal advise has been issued this month that short films must pay actors NMW Follow this link The UK government run business resource Business Link, it is now stated clearly AS AN EXAMPLE that minimum wage must be paid to … Continue reading

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The Stage: Government urged to clarify minimum wage legislation


Re Blogged from The Stage: Published Thursday 7 April 2011 at 17:35 by Matthew Hemley MPs are being urged to raise awareness of the rules around paying National Minimum Wage following concerns from unions Equity and BECTU that performers are being asked to work for … Continue reading

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UK Government to name and shame NMW cheats


NMW Cheats are now to be named & shamed! Those who flout the law and pay workers (actors) less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are soon to be named and shamed under a new government incentive announced earlier today … Continue reading

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CONFERENCE: The Cultural Labour Market- Highlighting Low Pay/No Pay Issue


Conference on Cultural Workforce Issues – City University London. Conference Dates: 10 March 2010 Times: 2-7pm “Until relatively recently, conditions within cultural labour markets were of little interest to policymakers. They were assumed to offer “good work”, and the only … Continue reading

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Ed Milliband wants to improve minimum wage enforcement


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/19/ed-miliband-energy-secretary-interview Indeed, those agitating for an increase in the minimum wage will get something in the manifesto, Miliband insists. When asked about immigration and whether the government has done enough, he insists that perceptions of immigration as being a bad … Continue reading

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Volunteering: ‘the commercialisation and consumerisation of democracy’


Exerpt from ‘Young People and the “Big Society”‘ on the site Ourkingdom- power and liberty in Briton. Although altruism remains an essential motivation, under these kinds of ‘careerist volunteering’ schemes it is clear that young people are being encouraged to … Continue reading

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ACE is redeveloping the Arts Jobs site to counter unlawful ‘Volunteering Oportunities’


Bravo Arts Council! Great insight and vision to introduce screening questions for unpaid ads. This is a major step forward not only for actors, but for the organisations and companies that offer legitimate unpaid opportunities and learning experiences for entry … Continue reading

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Coalition government: NMW guidance for entertainment sector going ahead


The news distribution service fot the UK government and public sector confirmed on June 21 that there were no major changes in government activity relating to NMW.  They also confirmed that ‘there should be specific guidance on the National Minimum … Continue reading

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History of NMW c. 1999


If you really want to know what was on the minds of the legislators when NMW became law; you can read this PARLIMENTARY RESEARCH PAPER on the settup on NMW. It’s not as tough going as it sounds and there … Continue reading

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THE LOW PAY COMMISSION Reports on the ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR


Here is what the Low Pay Commission reported on the entertainment Sector in this year’s report (2010) Entertainment Sector 4.47 Equity highlighted the problem of work being offered for no pay, giving aspiring performers an opportunity to work in the … Continue reading

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