Writers' Guild pension fund for TV, film and radio writers

on 19 August 2010. Posted in Information

All Writers’ Guild members are entitled to join the Writers’ Guild Pension Fund, which is administrated by JLT Benefit Solutions.

Members of the Writers’ Guild Pension Fund (who are also current members of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain) are entitled, by the Guild’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 Writers’ Guild Pension Fund, please contact John Adams at JLT Benefit Solutions on 07717 483354 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 If your enquiry relates to VAT and pensions, please contact the Writers’ Guild office