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Newsjack. Angela Barnes. Copyright: BBC / Matt Stronge.

Newsjack

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme has an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material

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Banksy

  • Sunday 23rd October 2016, 10:52pm
  • Scotland
  • 10 posts

When you get paid, has the tax already been taken off or do you need to declare it on a tax return (i.e. as self-employed)?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 23rd October 2016, 11:02pm
  • Folkestone, England
  • 2,535 posts

You should do. But if you're freelancing it's better to use freelancing websites. Or you could always use your influence on The Simpsons, Banks?

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GoWithIt

  • Monday 24th October 2016, 10:29am
  • United Kingdom
  • 122 posts

Do we contact them for payment or do they contact us?

Thanks so much, I'm such a newbie!

J x

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Exe Chris

  • Monday 24th October 2016, 9:44pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 32 posts
Quote: GoWithIt @ 24th October 2016, 10:29 AM

Do we contact them for payment or do they contact us?

Thanks so much, I'm such a newbie!

J x

I got an email last thursday from beverly.tagg@bbc.co.uk saying:

Hi Chris

I'm starting to process payments for Newsjack contributions so please could you send me the following details in order to pay you.

Full Name:
Contact Number:
Address:
Bank Account Holder Name:
Account number:
Sort code:
National Insurance Number:
Twitter handle (if you have one, e.g. @username):

Best wishes
Bev
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My one liner was in Ep 1 so they might be going through in order. I'd just forward that info to her and the cash will probably turn up in a few weeks.

Chris

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 25th October 2016, 10:09pm
  • Folkestone, England
  • 2,535 posts

But they aren't your employer, why are they handling your tax? Seems unnecessary.

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StephenM

  • Thursday 27th October 2016, 10:28pm
  • London, England
  • 811 posts
Quote: GoWithIt @ 24th October 2016, 10:29 AM

Do we contact them for payment or do they contact us?

Thanks so much, I'm such a newbie!

J x

You should have got an e-mail from Bev, best to contact her and ask about payment if you haven't heard anything from her already.

Quote: Banksy @ 23rd October 2016, 10:52 PM

When you get paid, has the tax already been taken off or do you need to declare it on a tax return (i.e. as self-employed)?

You'll need to declare earnings on a tax return for Newsjack and indeed any other earnings you have from writing. We're basically freelance writers who are self-employed for tax purposes.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 12th December 2016, 4:51pm
  • Folkestone, England
  • 2,535 posts

It's great to see (or hear) a woman of the opposite sex hosting Newsjack.

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Yacob Wingnut

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8:53pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 658 posts

Anyone going to this Newsjack writers' room briefing on the 10th?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 10:11pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, England
  • 2,535 posts

Er, I seem to have lost the email, just remind me of the time. Angelic

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Mrkgrngr

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017, 9:12am
  • England
  • 64 posts

If anybody has gone to the writers briefing before, any advice on what to do/expect would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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jabashe

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017, 10:48am
  • England
  • 65 posts

Got the briefing invite yesterday, RSVP'd this morning, but all the places are already taken. This has shattered my belief that I was part of some sort of super-elite writer's clique.

Mrkgrngr - from the previous ones I've been to you won't need to do/prepare anything, it's a fairly informal Q&A where they'll offer advice and some pointers for where they are heading with this particular series (i.e. new features/sections). This is usually followed by a short satanic ritual, and tea & biscuits.

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Mrkgrngr

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017, 1:45pm
  • England
  • 64 posts

Yeah, apparently I missed out too. Thanks for the info though, jabashe, just in case get to go next time.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017, 2:46pm
  • Folkestone, England
  • 2,535 posts

Are you one of the Oxfordshire Kgrngrs or the Rutland Kgrngrs?

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JonT

  • Thursday 5th January 2017, 5:36pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 44 posts

I missed out but got an email today saying they're putting another slot on afterwards due to high interest levels, so if you didn't get into that first session it's worth checking your emails.

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Mark

  • Thursday 5th January 2017, 6:20pm [Edited]
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,637 posts

FYI, Newsjack returns to the radio (with new host Angela Barnes) on Thursday 26th January, so I think (but this is not yet confirmed) that the first deadline for sketches will be Monday 23rd January.

The producers for this 16th series will be Adnan Ahmed and Abby Kumar.

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