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20 January 2022

Last Sunday Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries indicated that the licence fee may be axed in 2027 and that, until then, it will be frozen. By doing so, she called into question the very future existence of the BBC. This was the latest in a long line of measures and proposals that make clear that Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) is under attack by this Government. We must defend it.

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19 January 2022

Today we're expecting an announcement from the Government about the lifting of Plan B restrictions in England. But while restrictions may go, the damage to the entertainment industry and artists remains. Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming is calling for investment in entertainment workers through support from the government and for improvements in their terms from bosses.

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12 January 2022

Listen to the latest episode of our podcast for candid conversations about the big issues facing performers and creative workers right now. Host Jackie Clune talks to fellow Equity members about their experiences and how, together as a union, we're fighting to make positive change in the industry. Join us for personal stories, lively chat and a little laughter in the virtual green room.

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10 January 2022

Maureen Beattie, Equity President, has written to Maria Caulfield MP, Minister at the Department of Health and Social Care, about the government’s proposed Menopause Taskforce. Drawing upon our recent member survey, we have urged the Minister to ensure that the taskforce is a vehicle for enhancing worker and social protections for women. We have also called for the experience and voice of both self-employed workers and the creative workforce to be represented on the Taskforce - so that policy solutions are sufficiently tailored to their needs.

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12 January 2022

Listen to the latest episode of our podcast for candid conversations about the big issues facing performers and creative workers right now. Host Jackie Clune talks to fellow Equity members about their experiences and how, together as a union, we're fighting to make positive change in the industry. Join us for personal stories, lively chat and a little laughter in the virtual green room.

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27 October 2021

Paul W Fleming, the General Secretary of Equity (the trade union for performing arts workers) has responded to today's Autumn Budget.

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27 October 2021

Equity’s new Policy Officer Liam Budd analyses how the budget will affect Equity members and explains what action the union is taking

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