[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Photography / regional

Updated: 11 May 2017

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

^ Photography / regional

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Barnsley Chronicle per pic __misc 2005 GBP 4 GR X^9!
Belfast Telegraph Picture desk Monday to Friday rate, plus parking, mileage 58p per _INM 2017 GBP 84 XX
Belfast Telegraph Picture desk Sunday rate, plus parking, mileage 58p per _INM 2017 GBP 108 X
Belfast Telegraph Picture desk Saturday rate _INM 2017 GBP 100 X
Belfast Telegraph Image used anywhere in the paper Used on all titles _INM 2017 GBP 25 GR X
Belfast Telegraph image use per photo online _INM 2015 GBP 15 GR XX
Belfast Telegraph photo day _INM 2013 GBP 74 GR XXX
Belfast Telegraph per pic _INM 2013 GBP 25 GR XX
Blackmore Vale Community Magazine photos per pic _TMG 2006 GBP 15 XXXX
Bolton Evening News, also Bury Times, Radliffe Times Per first picture on an assignment want any further use - including web or anything they fancy as often as they want! _NQ 2003 GBP 18 0 GR XXX
Bolton Evening News, also Bury Times, Radliffe Times day shift all rights demanded _NQ 2003 GBP 75 0 GR XX
Bolton Evening News, also Bury Times, Radliffe Times additional pic used on same assignment want any further use - including web or anything they fancy as often as they want! _NQ 2003 GBP 5 0 GR XXX
Bournemouth Daily Echo per pic FBS _NQ 2006 GBP 10 XXXX
Bristol Evening Post picture on spec 1st use - reuse fee lower depending on size; no expenses _Assoc 2007 GBP 40
Bristol Evening Post single job unlimited reuse within Bristol papers; expenses 46p per mile, 50p per pic wired on location; no tax deductions _Assoc 2007 GBP 40 XXX
Bristol Evening Post day shift unlimited reuse within Bristol papers; expenses 46p per mile, 50p per pic wired on location; no tax deductions _Assoc 2007 GBP 95 XX
Bristol Post photoshoot and copy pics for spread FBS + web use _Assoc 2013 GBP 85 0
Bury Free Press per day photographing all rights; mileage paid at 40ppm _Johnsto 2005 GBP 70 X
Cambrian News per pic _Tindle 2005 GBP 10 0 XXX
Cambrian News Photos, per pic single use print and online _Tindle 2015 GBP 13
Cambridge Evening News day including expenses 2008 GBP 100 XXXX
Camden New Journal per pic 2014 GBP 40 X
Carlisle News + Star photo day 40p per mile _Cumbria 2013 GBP 80 GR
Carlisle News + Star per pic _Cumbria 2008 GBP 10 XXXX
Cheltenham Echo photography day shift _Assoc 2006 GBP 140
Chronicle and Echo per pic: yes, zero for spot news per pic + web use and repeat use _Johnsto 2009 GBP 0 GR XX^9
Derry Journal one pic - used 8" x 6.5" _TMG 2005 GBP 12.50 XXX
Docklands Recorder per photo - no exes _ECN 2006 GBP 35 XXX
Dundee Courier per pic _DCT 2008 GBP 10.50 XXX
Ealing Gazette one pic _TMG 2006 GBP 25 XXXX
East Anglia Daily Times day _ECN 2008 GBP 100 XXXX
East Anglian Daily Times photos per pic free reuse in any Archant publication _ECN 2003 GBP 25 GR XX
East Anglian Daily Times 1 pic Single use _ECN 2001 GBP 50 GR
East Anglian Daily Times per pic _ECN 1997 GBP 40 -
East London Advertiser 2 stock pics they desperately wanted (saw off attempt to drop rates to £35 for 1st and £15 for others) _ECN 2008 GBP 100 GR
East London Advertiser per print published _ECN 2008 GBP 35 XX
East London Advertiser shoot - 1 photo used _ECN 2008 GBP 35 XXXX
East London Advertiser shoot - half day _ECN 2008 GBP 150 GR XX
Eastern Daily Press, Evening News (Norwich) and East Anglian Daily Times any repro up to 1/4 page; they claim not to be able to pay freelancers at all, offering just a byline, but if you push... FBS - single use, single edition, not across titles _ECN 2005 GBP 80
Evening Gazette day _TMG 2005 GBP 90 GR
Evening Leader (Wrexham) per pic _NWN 2005 GBP 10 0 XXX
Evening News Edinburgh 8 hour shift all rights _BarcB 2001 GBP 120
Evening Telegraph single photo reproduction from submission of 10, prod/exes nil , terms Single Repro, No Re-Sale, No Re-use _DCT 2008 GBP 10.50 GR XXXX
Express+Star (West Midlands) 'short' feature and a colour pic 1994 GBP 50 - XX
Glasgow Evening Times Two photos, one 7"x9" and one 2"x3" FBS supplied with CCS form _SMG 2003 GBP 75 10
Hackney Gazette one job _ECN 2009 GBP 35
Hackney Gazette sport pic 5 miles away for use as often as they wish in various Archant papers and internet _ECN 2005 GBP 25 0 XXX
Hackney Gazette covering cricket game 2h + transmission of 10 pics/no extras free re-use in any Archant publication _ECN 2005 GBP 25 XXX
Ham + High one job _ECN 2009 GBP 30
Ham and High per job _ECN 2008 GBP 30 XX
Ham and High per job - work unused _ECN 2008 GBP 150 O
Ham and High per print published _ECN 2008 GBP 35
Hamilton Advertiser photography, per picture, no exes _TMG 2013 GBP 20 GR XX
Hammersmith + Fulham News (Hammersmith & Fulham Council) shift: new editor 'changed from paying PR rates to regional newspaper rates for the same work' _HMG 2008 GBP 125 ?
Highbury + Islington Express selection of 10 pics covering a football match free re-use in any Archant publication _ECN 2005 GBP 25 XXX
Hornsey Journal per pic _ECN 2006 GBP 20 XXX
Inverness Courier commission (from 1 event/story) - £20 for 1st + 2nd pic, £15 for 3rd pic, £10 each for any others. mileage - 38p per mile (but not for the first 6 miles!) _SPP 2007 GBP 20
Ipswich Evening Star Photograph and ISDN 6 Pictures from American Football Final, Sheffield _ECN 2000 GBP 85
Kentish Times day plus expenses _ECN 2007 GBP 75 XX
Kentish Times day rate travel expenses paid _ECN 2006 GBP 75
Leinster Express per pic repeat use and web use, exes 0.62 per mile _Johnsto 2008 EUR 12.50 XXX
Leinster Express per pic single use no web use _Johnsto 2007 EUR 10 XXXX
Liverpool Daily Post + Echo picture FBS _TMG 2005 GBP 50 XX
londonlite day _Assoc 2008 GBP 240
Luton on Sunday (Local World) photo one use 2015 GBP 30 X
Manchester Evening News shift (8 hours) all in rate - no expenses full unlimited use across Trinity Mirror titles. 50/50 split on any syndication sales _TMG 2014 GBP 120 0 XXX
Manchester Evening News shift (8 hours) all in rate - no expenses full unlimited use across Trinity Mirror titles. 50/50 split on any syndication sales _TMG 2014 GBP 120 0 XXX
Manchester Evening News 8-hour day _TMG 2013 GBP 120 GR
Manchester Evening News 8 hour shift, 1 or 2 jobs, no exes licensed for all uses but syndication by firm split 50/50 _TMG 2013 GBP 120
Manchester Evening News in-house use only _GMG 2009 GBP 35 X
Manchester Evening News picture 7 day online licence _GMG 2007 GBP 425 GR
Manchester Evening News picture 1 day online licence _GMG 2007 GBP 85 GR
Manchester Evening News 8hr shift: rate was £110+ exes(average £30-40) - now offering all-in _GMG 2006 GBP 120 GR XXX
Manchester Evening News submitted pic, colour, up to 130sq cm licence includes further uses at half this rate _GMG 2004 GBP 36.55 GR X
Manchester Evening News submitted pic, B+W, up to 65sq cm licence includes further uses at half this rate _GMG 2004 GBP 24.56 GR X
Manchester Evening News day _GMG 2004 GBP 94.25 GR
Manchester Evening News ordered job _GMG 2004 GBP 35 GR X
Manchester Evening News submitted pic, B+W, up to 130sq cm licence includes further uses at half this rate _GMG 2004 GBP 27 GR X
Middlesex Chronicle day shift _TMG 2007 GBP 90 GR XX
Newbury Weekly News per half shift, regardless of how many jobs, +40p per mile unlimited use 2006 GBP 40 GR XXX
Newcastle Evening Chronicle front page, half page pic (tabloid) single use 1st exclusive _TMG 2006 GBP 50
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Evening Chronicle submitted pics single use _TMG 2006 GBP 40 GR XX
Newham News job+exes 1996 GBP 50 -
Newtownabbey Times 50 per day, no expenses, expected to work up to 12 hours, prod/exes none, seem to do what they want with photos without consultation _Johnsto 2009 GBP 50 GR
North Wales Pioneer per pic _NWN 2005 GBP 10 0 XXX
Northern Echo day _Gannett 2005 GBP 85 GR X
Northern Echo single pic sports _NQ 2002 GBP 50
Northwest Enquirer half page photo 2006 GBP 40 X
Nottingham Evening Post job _Assoc 2005 GBP 50 XXX
Oban Times front page lead photo __misc 2006 GBP 50
Offaly Express per pic repeat use and web use, exes 0.62 per mile _Johnsto 2008 EUR 12.50 XXX
Offaly Express per pic single use no web use _Johnsto 2007 EUR 10 XXXX
Redditch Standard Photography per day, no exes 2015 GBP 100 GR XXX
Sheffield Star shift FBS _Johnsto 2006 GBP 65 GR X
Sheffield Star Shift _RIM 2000 GBP 60 X
Shrewsbury Chronicle day _MNA 2008 GBP 80 X
Shrewsbury Chronicle per picture _MNA 2008 GBP 7 XXXX
Slough and Windsor Express day shift no expenses, same shift rate for 4 years _TMG 2006 GBP 90 GR
Slough and Windsor Express day shift no expenses _TMG 2006 GBP 90 GR XX
Slough and Windsor Observer day shift no expenses _CF 2006 GBP 90 GR XXX
South London Press photography day shift _TMG 2006 GBP 100 X
South London Press day _TMG 2004 GBP 100
South London Press day shift _TMG 2004 GBP 100
South Shropshire Journal per photo printed FBS 2007 GBP 5 XXXX
Stratford Guardian 2 frontpage pics single UK print use _NQ 2006 GBP 60 X
Stroud News + Journal photographs of local performers, events Not paid at all. Photographs are often used without accreditation or worse still with the paper's reference no. next to the photograph!! _NQ 2006 GBP 0 X!%X
Sunday Life Iimage used anywhere in the paper _INM 2017 GBP 25 X
Sunday Life Picture desk Monday to Friday rate, plus parking, mileage 58p per _INM 2017 GBP 84 XX
Sunday Life Picture desk - Saturday rate, plus parking, mileage 58p _INM 2017 GBP 100 X
Sunday Life Picture desk Sunday rate, plus parking, mileage 58p per _INM 2017 GBP 108 X
Sunday Life photography day _INM 2013 GBP 84 GR XXX
Sunday Life per pic _INM 2013 GBP 25 GR X
Sunday Post single photo reproduction from submission of 10 , prod/exes £25.00 , terms single repro, no re-sale, no re-use _DCT 2008 GBP 50 GR X
Sunday Post 1 pic used at 2 col + £25 wire fee; single use (as per iptc file) _DCT 2005 GBP 50 GR
Surrey Mirror offers students per day 1999 GBP 0 - XX
Swansea Evening Post front page pic _TMG 2003 GBP 15 XXX
Swindon Advertiser £20 per job. Minimum £80 , mileage @ 37p pm + wire fee 50p per image FBS _NQ 2013 GBP 20 XX
The Bolton News per image , terms single use, no web _NQ 2008 GBP 12 XXX
The Courier single photo reproduction from submission of 10 , terms Single Repro, No Re-Sale, No Re-use _DCT 2008 GBP 28 GR XXX
The Courier, Dundee photo for other title in group, not licenced for this paper editor said would pay three times normal! _DCT 2006 GBP 50 XXXX
The Derry Journal news photo _Johnsto 2008 GBP 12.50 XXX
The Forester / The Citizen (Gloucestershire) unlimited photos per assignment no payment for archive reproducton _Assoc 2006 GBP 45 0 GR XXXX
The Wharf day _TMG 2006 GBP 100 GR XX
Weekly News 50mm square 2002 GBP 40
Welwyn and Hatfield Times day rate - but will fit as many as 12 jobs into the day and allow no download time. free re-use in any Archant publication _ECN 2004 GBP 85 GR XX
Western Daily Press picture on spec 1st use - reuse fee lower depending on size; no expenses _Assoc 2007 GBP 40 X
Western Daily Press single job unlimited reuse within Bristol papers; expenses 46p per mile, 50p per pic wired on location; no tax deductions _Assoc 2007 GBP 40 XXX
Western Daily Press day shift unlimited reuse within Bristol papers; expenses 46p per mile, 50p per pic wired on location; no tax deductions _Assoc 2007 GBP 95 XX
Western Daily Press per day FBS+mileage+wire fee _Assoc 2004 GBP 85 GR
Western Gazette pic any page no expenses or mileage or anything else _Assoc 2004 GBP 13 XXXX
Western Mail job took 30 mins to do all in FBS _TMG 2013 GBP 75 GR
Wiltshire Gazette and Herald per day, plus mileage at 40p unlimited use _NQ 2006 GBP 70 GR XXXX
Worcester News day rate + mileage _Gannett 2006 GBP 100 X
Yorkshire Post use of two pictures for front page story _INM 2003 GBP 75 XX
Archant (local paper) 3 for print, 1 online _ECN 2011 GBP 190 0
Archant newspaper 3 photos for print, 1 online _ECN 2010 GBP 190
Capital Group newspapers 2 quarter page sports pix 1993 GBP 45 -
Dimbleby Newspaper Group day 1998 GBP 23 - XXX
Dimbleby Newspaper Group photo+report 1996 GBP 65 - X
Herald News group pic 1995 GBP 60 -
Local newspaper event photographing, second pic 2014 GBP 2.50 XXXX
Local newspaper event photographing, first pic 2014 GBP 8 XXXX
Morton newspapers half day (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 35 GR XXX
Morton newspapers day (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 70 GR X
Morton newspapers half day (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 35 GR XXX
Morton newspapers single job (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 12 GR XXXX
Morton newspapers single job (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 12 GR XXXX
Morton newspapers day (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 70 GR X
NewsQuest local paper day _NQ 2007 GBP 120
Regional newspapers per pic 1998 GBP 30 -
Regional paper, midlands of England photo day (4+ jobs, 1-3 pics per job) _Johnsto 2013 GBP 80 XXX
S E London Mercury group each 1994 GBP 15 -
Scotland Today (regional news) 6-second use of still image on-air and embedded in web movie: subsequent unauthorised 12-second use on-air, in embedded web video and web still. Billed and settled in full with no deductions. SMG claimed initial payment was normally considered "buy-out", but paid for extended use when billed. _SMG 2007 GBP 50 175
Sheffield Newspapers 8-hour day (sometimes 1 maybe 2 jobs, other times 4 or 5 jobs) mileage paid at 45p per mile _Johnsto 2013 GBP 90 GR X
Sheffield Newspapers photo day, 45p per mile use across group _Johnsto 2013 GBP 85 0 GR XX
Small (fledgling) regional weekly Supporting article 2004 GBP 2 XXXX
Tindle newspapers photography day, 34p per mile, no other expenses _Tindle 2013 GBP 50 GR XXX
Trinity Mirror paper day _TMG 2006 GBP 100 X
Weekly Local Newspaper (various editions in Hants/Surrey) day, prod/exes 0.34p per mile for petrol (plus they sell pics to public and no commission to photographer!) _Tindle 2015 GBP 50 0 GR XXX

The above are the rates for Photography / regional notified by members up to 11 May 2017.

 
Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EUR¤
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O

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