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DIGITAL BRITAIN: OPPORTUNITY MISSED

The publication of the government’s Digital Britain strategy, compiled by Lord Carter and released to a great deal of media attention and hype in June 2009, represents a most serious missed opportunity for a country seeking to play a major role in the future digital economy. Continue reading

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GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS

If you still think video games can be dismissed as kids’ stuff, perhaps it is time you thought again. The games industry is already huge and it is getting bigger every year. It has become an industry that performers can no longer afford to ignore. Fortunately, as Martin McGrath reports, Equity is already on the case. Continue reading

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GLASTONBURY: NOT STUCK IN THE MUD

Glastonbury’s festival might be most famous for rock bands and endless seas of mud, but has also become one of the biggest gatherings of circus, variety and specialty acts in the counry. Martin McGrath spoke to some of our members who performed there this year about their experiences. Continue reading

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Equity supports believes that the traditions and high quality of British public service broadcasting should be respected and preserved, but that doesn’t mean the union is opposed to change. Continue reading

AGENT HEMMINGS GETS HAMMERED

In a ground-breaking case an agent who has repeatedly engaged performers for roles and then refused to pay them has been prosecuted by the government’s Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EASI) thanks to Equity members supported by their union. Continue reading

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH

Five years ago, Patrick-Jude Oteh asked International Performers’ Aid Trust for support – he didn’t ask for much, just £25 per month, but that small contribution saved lives and brought hope to artists who are HIV positive. Continue reading

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