January 2022

After feedback from our members and some representatives in the industry the Recommended Terms and Conditions have undergone some minor adjustments. 

Please find the new documents for 2022 here: 


Short Form Branch Terms and Conditions 

Full Branch Recommended Terms and Conditions

July 2021 - Bectu joining fee reduced for month of July

If you join Photographic Technicians Branch of Bectu in July you will pay £7.50 for the first year. A saving of £30 across the year! 

In year 2 you will pay £10 per month, increasing in small increments on a banded system for following years. 

April 2021 - New IR35 rules apply

IR35 affects off-payroll working rules for clients, workers (contractors) and their intermediaries.

 BECTU created a document specifically for our branch to explain how IR35 works and what you can do if you feel that you are being taxed incorrectly by a client. 

View the document here

If you have any questions please email us on

Information about IR35 from HMRC

March 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines document released

The Branch felt it was useful to have a summary sheet of COVID-19 information that could be easily referenced for technicians and clients alike. Please follow the link below to download the document. 

COVID-19 Document

February 2021 - Short Form Terms and Conditions finalised

The short form Terms and Conditions offers an overview of some of the key points in the Bectu Photographic Technicians Branch Recommended Terms and Conditions. 

Agreement to the short form Terms and Conditions is by default agreement to all details in the full Terms and Conditions.

Short Form Branch Terms and Conditions

Full Branch Recommended Terms and Conditions

January 2021 - Terms and Conditions are ready

After many months of meetings and draft revisions the first Bectu Photographic Technicians Branch Recommended Terms & Conditions 2021  is complete and ready for use. View them at the link below. 

Full Branch Recommended Terms and Conditions

December 2020 - The new branch features in the Bectu Members Magazine

October 2020 - Newsletter

June 2020 - The union is formed

Talk about a union for photo technicians gathers pace and formal discussions with Bectu begin

The Bectu Photographic Technicians Branch is a Trade Union for Lighting and Digital Technicians working within the photographic industry. 

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