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: 5.0%
Channel 4 or Independent Production Company: 4.5%
Feature Film: 4.0%

Pension contributions

Producers/broadcasters should send pension payments to:

FAO Gladys Murphy/Katie Alrobaidi, Aviva, Pomona Business Centre, 6 Pear Street, Sheffield, S11 8JJ.

Please include the policy number on the back of the cheque and a covering letter with the name and address of the WGGB pension holder (writer) and the amount to be credited to their pension scheme.

To find out more about the pension scheme, please contact pensions@writersguild.org.uk

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