Resources

These resources are intended to provide initial guidance on many of the issues we know members may have questions about.

This information is designed to be a starting off point for our members. If you still have questions after reading the helpsheets please do get in touch with us to talk things over.

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  • ITC Policies

  • Company Formation and Charity Status

    • Legal Structures for Performing Arts Organisations
    • Duties of the Company Secretary/Administrator
    • Charities: tax and trading
    • Company Directors & Conflicts of Interest
    • Good Governance: Legal aspects
    • How to set up a Company
  • Contracts and Rates of Pay

  • Copyright

    • Marketing and the Law
    • Copyright: An Introduction
    • Data Protection: An Introduction
    • Legal Aspects of Website Development
    • GDPR: Data Protection Law Changes in 2018
    • Music Licensing
  • Cultural Commissioning

    • Cultural Commissioning
  • Employment Law and Managing People

    • Bullying & Harassment: Helpsheet
    • Bullying and Harassment: FEU Code of Conduct
    • Code of Conduct for Auditions
    • Dealing with the Unexpected
    • Discipline & Grievance at Work
    • Dismissals
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Driving & the Law
    • Driving Guidance Forms
    • Employed or Self-employed?
    • Environmental Issues
    • Equal Opportunities
    • Equal Opportunities Recruitment
    • Policies & Handbooks
    • Sponsoring Migrant Workers
    • Work Experience, Internships & Apprenticeships
    • Working Overseas
  • Ethical Manager

  • Ethics Guidance

    • Meeting Ethical and Reputational Challenges
  • Finance and Planning

    • Funding & legal Issues
    • Re-structuring or Closing Down
    • Theatre Tax Relief
    • Risk & Risk Assessment
    • VAT Issues
    • National Insurance Contributions & The Travel Rules
    • Statutory Benefits
    • Dealing with Bad Debts
    • Pensions & Auto-Enrolment
    • Insurance: An introduction
    • Managing Your Money
    • NI Status: Important Changes for Performers and Stage Managers
  • Fundraising Forum

    • First ITC Fundraising Forum (notes)
  • Health and Safety

    • Accident and Incident Reporting - Example form
    • Noise Regulations
    • Guidelines for the use of Rakes in Theatrical Productions
    • Working on Tallescopes
    • Accident & Injury at Work
    • Fog and Smoke Effects on Stage
    • Template Safety Noticeboards
    • Booster Seats
    • Use of potentially combustible powders/dusts at events
  • Pensions

    • Pension Auto-Enrolment
    • Equity Pension Scheme
  • Well-Being

  • Working with Young People

    • Sample Child Protection Policy
    • DBS Policies
    • Code of Conduct for Performers Working in Schools
    • Child Protection & Performing Arts Organisations
    • Child Performers
    • DBS Identification Checking
    • DBS: How to apply for DBS Checks through ITC
    • Standard Child Performance and Activities Licence Application Form
  • If you only read one thing

    • June 2018 - Creating & Using Policies
    • May 2018 - Tax & NI: Salary Sacrifice Schemes End
    • April 2018 - New Structure for Data Protection Fees
    • March 2018 - Pay In Lieu of Notice
    • February 2018 - Trade Secrets
    • January 2018 - Charity Returns (for charities in England and Wales)
    • December 2017 - Copyright: The law on joint authorship
    • November 2017 - Thriving at work – a review of mental health and employers
    • October 2017 - Charity Governance Code
    • July 2017 - Insurance Premium Changes
    • June 2017 - Getting ready for next year’s Data Protection law changes
    • May 2017 - Cyber Security
    • April 2017 - Acknowledging inspiration from another artist’s work, without risk of being sued for breach of copyright or misrepresentation
    • July 2018 - Employment Status: What does it mean & how does it work in our sector?
    • September 2018 - Safeguarding
    • October 2018 - How to suspend an employee
    • November 2018 - Employment Status: An Update
    • December 2018 - Celebrate Human Rights in June 2019
    • January 2019 - Settled Status for EU Citizens
    • February 2019 - Dealing with wrong doing and harm
    • March 2019 - On-line right to work checks
    • April 2019 - Charities & Connected Companies
    • May 2019 - Review or Influencer
    • June 2019 - Stress at Work
    • July 2019 - Feeling hot hot hot! Workplace Temperatures during the Heatwave
    • August 2019 - EU citizens & Brexit
    • September 2019 - DBS Checks: Changes & Reminders
  • Theatre Digs Booker

    • Theatredigs ITC Members Code