BBC Payment Portal pops up

THE BBC has just introduced major changes in the way it pays freelance casual workers. On 14 October the Freelance Payment Portal went live (between press day and this hitting your doormat).

Freelances should be able to keep track of the shifts that they work, and claim payment for them online. The new system will enable freelances to accept jobs, and to claim payment once the job is complete.

Payment should arrive with the next weekly pay run. The flyer the BBC is distributing says "Search for 'freelancers' on for more"; that leads us to and that leads us to an outline of changes at

Some freelances may have to show their passport to prove their eligibility to work in the UK, and some will automatically be enrolled for pensions.

The BBC flyer

The BBC flyer

Last modified: 01 Oct 2013 - © 2013 contributors
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