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06 September 2020

Equity's President, Maureen Beattie, and General Secretary-Elect, Paul W Fleming, have welcomed the government's hints at a November reopening but stress the need for specifics, support and subsidy

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03 September 2020

Today HMRC has published new guidance to help actors and other performers, as well as their engagers, pay the right tax

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03 May 2022

Equity members working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella were told on Sunday 1 May that the show will end on 12 June. Not only was the news shared on a Sunday before a bank holiday – meaning those affected could not contact their agent for support – but we understand that some cast members and stage management heard the news first through social media or the press. This is unacceptable - all creative workers deserve to be treated with dignity at work.

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07 March 2022

As the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF) within Equity, our work is to help overseas artists who face persecution, censorship and threats to their safety and lives. For almost 50 years we have directly supported and stood in solidarity with artists internationally: from Myanmar to Afghanistan, Colombia and Belarus. Today, we also stand with Ukraine.

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