Date and Venue for 2017 AGM Announced…

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 15th December 2017.  Full details about the date, time and venue are shown below:  Event:    BECS AGM 2017  Date:      Friday 15th December 2017  Time:     1.30pm  Place:     NFT3 in the BFI Southbank, London, SE1 8XT The BFI Southbank (formerly the […]

BECS seeks nominations for Elected Directors from the membership

British Equity Collecting Society Ltd (BECS) is seeking nominations from BECS members for Directors to serve on the BECS Board from 15th December 2017 until the 2020 Annual General Meeting.   There will be three vacancies relevant to the election under the current Articles of Association. Should the BECS members vote to change the Articles […]

We have Moved Office…

We have moved office and are settling into our new home. Here’s our new contact details 1st Floor Plouviez House 19-20 Hatton Place London EC1N 8RU info@becs.org.uk 020 3946 7800

Changes to BECS Payments

As you may be aware, Equity will be sending their own payments in future. This includes Equity Film payments, Cast Album payments, Channel 4, Sky, BBC VOD, ITV Player, and BBC and ITV Cable Re-transmission.  BECS will continue to collect Performers’ Rights payments and we are currently aiming to send these payments towards the middle […]

BECS adopts updated constitution with strong support from members at AGM

At a successful AGM held on 2nd December 2016, the resolutions presented to the BECS membership were all passed and adopted. As a result, the updated Articles of Association, Membership Registration Form and policies presented to the membership for approval are now in force and will be applied. All the relevant documents can be viewed […]

BECS plans to update Governance

In preparing for this year’s AGM on 2nd December 2016, the Board of Directors of BECS have agreed that all members should be given notice of their rights linked to the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. The formal notice can be accessed here. Further information will be provided in the formal documents to […]

Date and venue for 2016 AGM announced

The BFI Southbank, venue for this year's AGM

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 2nd December 2016.  Full details about the date, time and venue are shown below:  Event:    BECS AGM 2016  Date:      Friday 2nd December 2016  Time:     1.30pm  Place:     NFT3 in the BFI Southbank, London, SE1 8XT The BFI Southbank (formerly […]

Update on this summer’s performer payments

A message from our Chairman The summer distribution is the largest single payout to performers that BECS undertakes during the year.  I’m very happy to tell you that our Distribution and Finance Team are aiming to start this year’s payout in the last week of this month.  However, with over 10,000 statements and around £8 […]

Statement from the Board of Management on the EU Referendum

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Before reading the following statement please note that it is issued by the Board of Management of BECS for information purposes only following queries from members of the society about how the outcome of the EU referendum could affect BECS and the work that we do for performers.  It should also be noted that the […]

Annual Review 2015

The 2015 Annual Review outlining this year’s activities on behalf of our members and performers is now available. We’re proud to announce another annual increase in the volume of payments allocated to performer accounts which reached a total of £15.2 million for 2015.  The increase on last year’s figures is mainly due to a rise […]