WGGB pension scheme for TV, film and radio writers

on 19 August 2010. Posted in Information

PLEASE NOTE: CHANGES TO THE WGGB PENSION SCHEME TAKE EFFECT FROM 2 MARCH 2015. SEE OUR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FULL DETAILS.

The WGGB pension scheme is open to full members writing in the areas of film, TV and radio.

Members of the WGGB pension scheme (who are also current members of WGGB) are entitled, by WGGB's minimum terms agreements for TV and radio, to require the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 or an independent production company to pay the Writer's Contribution (taken directly from the writer’s script fee) along with an Employer's Contribution direct to his/her pension fund.

The agreed Employer’s Contribution currently stands at:

  • BBC TV: 7.5%
  • BBC RADIO:  8.0% 
  • ITV: 7.5%
  • Channel 4 or Independent Production Company: 6.8%
  • Feature Film : 6.0%

The agreed Writer's Contribution currently stands at:

  • BBC TV: 5.0%
  • BBC RADIO: 6.0%
  • ITV: 4.5%
  • Channel 4 or Independent Production Company: 4.5%
  • Feature Film: 4.0%

To find out more about the pension scheme, please contact the Writers’ Guild office