Equity and ITC agree pay and pensions deal for independent sector
6 March 2018
Equity and the Independent Theatre Council (ITC) have agreed a two year settlement for the period 2018-2020 which sees basic pay increase by 5.4% and managers’ pension contributions rise by 4%.
Under the new agreement minimum basic weekly pay for performers and stage managers will rise to £471 in 2018, and £483 in 2019. All other payments and allowances willincrease at the same rate, as will fees for creatives.
The settlement is intended to establish sustainable pension provision, fairly sharing the burden of saving between workers and managers. Managers’ contributions will rise to 3% of pay in 2018, then 5% in 2019, with workers paying 2% and 3%.
The new rates of pay will come into force on 1st April 2018, and be used by all ITC Ethical Managers (full list here), as well as and set the industry standard for productions funded by Arts Councils.