Rise in cap for contributions to Film Skills Fund

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The cap on industry contributions to the Film Skills Fund increased for the new financial year to £66,300 per production.

The full amount will be paid by productions with a UK production spend of more than £13.26 million.

As agreed by the Film Skills Council, the increase reflects an increase based on CPI (consumer price index) plus £2,000.  

Based on a requested contribution of 0.5%, contributions are welcome from productions of all scales. The smallest contribution last financial year was £12.50 from a short film.

The Film Skills Fund invests all contributions in training and targeted workforce support across the UK, to support professionals at all career stages develop their careers, tackle grade shortages and bring new entrants into the industry to ensure a first-class industry. When productions pay into the Film Skills Fund, they are investing in sustaining a quality film industry workforce in the UK. 

In return for helping support finding and developing a skilled off-screen workforce for the UK film industry, productions can also benefit directly from some of the training and placement opportunities the fund invests in and are eligible to receive up to 80% of the value of their contribution back in skills support for example, the new entrant programme Trainee Finder.

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