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Some journalists' unions in countries outside the UK are able to produce fees guides. In a few, such as Germany, freelance fees are routinely covered in house agreements.

Please see the links below for a selection, and please let us know of any others we should add.

More advice and links...
* NVJ Tarievencalculator Netherlands Union of Journalists
* NJ Timepris Norwegian Journalists' Union
* Tarife und Honorare German Journalists' Union (DJV)
* Tarifvertrage Rates agreements by german journalists in ver.di
* Uploaded 22/03/2323: if you have a printout, check the current version at
* Rates for the Job good, bad and ugly
* Join the NUJ to get individual advice & representation

Text © Mike Holderness & previous contributors; Moral rights asserted. The collection (database right) © National Union of Journalists. Comments to please. You may find the glossary helpful.

The National Union of Journalists must not, can not and would not wish to dictate rates or terms of engagement to members or to editors. The information presented here is for guidance and as an aid to equitable negotiation only.

Suggestions apply to contracts governed by UK law only. In any event, nothing here should be construed as legal advice.