** IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO THE WGGB PENSION SCHEME: WGGB MEMBERS SHOULD CHECK OUR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DETAILS AND FULL CONTACT INFORMATION **
The WGGB pension scheme is open to Full Members writing in the areas of TV and radio, and film if it comes under our PACT agreement.
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 (and film if it comes under our PACT agreement), 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%
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%
Channel 4 or Independent Production Company: 4.5%
Feature Film: 4.0%
*Pobol y Cwm rates are per the BBC TV agreement
Producers/broadcasters should send pension payments to Aviva, PO Box 520, Norwich, NR1 3WG. 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).
BACS payments can be made by phoning 0845 9000 815. The policy number will be required as this will be used as the reference for the payment.
To pay via BACS, please use the following details:
Account number: 61224662
Sort Code: 40-02-50
Ref: Use the member’s Aviva policy number
In addition to cheque or direct debit, policy holders (writers) can pay their pension contributions by card over the phone to the Pension Plans department: 0845 9000 815.
Pension FAQs for members can be found in the Members’ Area.