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Equity Actors' Union: Fees and Charges

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 33037, tabled on 8 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with members of Equity on the payment of repeat fees and the retention of those fees by that union.

Answered on

15 July 2022

DCMS has regular contact with Equity, and with other trade unions representing the arts and culture sector. Equity also sat on the Department’s Events and Entertainment Working Group.

In May this year the Minister for Arts met representatives from Equity to discuss aspects of the Universal Credit system and their impact on Equity members. Lord Parkinson also attended a freelancers roundtable in June organised by the Cultural Learning Alliance at which Equity was present.