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Profile of registrant

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Identification number in the register: 06249097363-34
Registration date: 07/12/11 12:06:53

The information on this organisation was last modified on 10/11/14 09:21:12
The date of the last annual update was 10/11/14 09:21:12

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Acronym: WGGB
Legal status: Trade Union
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade unions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Bernie Corbett
Position: General Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Bernie Corbett
Position: General Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 134 Tooley Street 
London SE1 2TU
Telephone number: (+44) 2078330777
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: General Secretary: Bernie Corbett

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Trade union representing professional writers in the UK. Our members work in television, theatre, film, radio, publishing, videogames.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: General Secretary: Bernie Corbett
Legal Adviser: Robert Taylor
European Adviser: Pyrrhus Mercouris

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Lobbying and briefing MEPs and officials of the European Commission on matters of concern to professional writers in the UK including:
Copyright including orphan works.
Online distribution of audiovisual works.
Regulation of copyright collective management organisations.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Writers' Council
Fédération des Scénaristes d'Europe
UNI-MEI (Euro-MEI & UNI-Europa)
International Affiliation of Writers Guilds
British Copyright Council
Creators' Rights Alliance (UK)
Trades Union Congress (UK)
Performers' Alliance (UK)
Federation of Entertainment Unions (UK)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 11/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Annual turnover approx €450,000, the bulk of which is received in members' subscriptions and spent on salaries, administration and services to members.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.