Writers commissioned for radio broadcast will see an uplift of 2% to the current minimum rates effective from 28 August 2018 and a further rise of 2% from 1st November 2018. Writers are free to negotiate additional increases on a case-by-case basis. The new public service fee, covering broadcasts on 4Extra as well as simulcast and podcast for a five year term, has increased by 2.5% to 15%.
We have also agreed a framework for the commission of new-make podcasts by the BBC. Writers will be remunerated according to the category appropriate to the length of the script in return for a 5 year licence term (and further remuneration for commercial exploitation), with all terms subject to regular review.
Category 1 (1-6 mins): £300
Category 2 (7-9 mins): £550
Category 3 (10-19 mins): £1,000
Category 4 (20-29 mins): £1,500
Category 5 (30-40 mins): £2,200
For more information please contact Theo Jones, co-secretary to the Scriptwriters Group, at [email protected]