The Freelance Ready Reckoner 2019-2020

  • 14 Jan 2020

This Ready Reckoner is intended for use by freelance journalists working from their own premises. It is based on a detailed comparison of the costs for employers of using staff journalists (employees).

This is the 2019-2020 version of the Freelance Ready Reckoner, now in its eighth edition. The Ready Reckoner aims to calculate as accurately as possible the equivalent daily income rates for UK-based freelance journalists, comparable to staff journalists’ salary levels in the range from £20,000-£60,000. It is designed as a useful tool both for freelance journalists and commissioning editors.

The Freelance Ready Reckoner is produced approximately every two years. Every attempt has been made to base the information it contains on accurate current data, but no liability is accepted for any errors which have crept in.

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