Follow the links below to go to the suggested rates for each kind of work. There you will find links to further advice.


Welcome to the online Freelance Fees Guide! It has been extensively rearranged to make it easy to use on the Web and particularly on phones and PDAs. If you have the technology, you can look up a rate wherever you are, whenever the client calls or you need a freelance.

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Here we define the categories used in the suggested rates sections.

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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.