An Update on Copyright

BECS is a member of both Aepo-Artis and the British Copyright Council. Please see the documents below for more information.   CD_Vote_12 Sept 2018 FAIR INTERNET coalition statement following plenary vote on Copyright Directive

New Performers Registration Form and Membership Agreement

The BECS Supervisory Committee, which represents the interests of BECS Members and oversees the Board of Management, at its meeting held on 16th July 2018, agreed updated wording for a new registration form and Membership Agreement in order to more efficiently and effectively represent BECS members’ interests in both collecting money on their behalf, and […]

Latest Information about Copyright

Following the vote in the European Parliament on Thursday 5th July 2018 to delay approval of their Legal Affairs Committee’s report on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, please find statements from both the Fair Internet Campaign and the British Copyright Council setting out the concerns of rights holders and performers in particular […]

Training Opportunites

We now offer courses at discounted rates to BECS members.  Spanish lessons have already started and we’re gathering interest for our next one… Mind Fitness! This course will run over two weeks on June 6th and June 13th.  For more information please contact us on info@becs.org.uk.  Spaces are limited so please get in contact quick…

Christmas Closing

The BECS Offices will be closed from December 23rd and will open on January 3rd 2018.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at BECS

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 […]