Revered UK drummer Ralph Salmins, and committed MU member, discusses his stellar career working with everyone from James Brown and Paul McCartney through to Van Morrison and The Waterboys. Interviewed by Geoff Nicholls.
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Over the past six months, we have been trying to get the Government and HMRC to change the regulations that state that self-employed musicians now fall under Class 1 National Insurance (NI). A consultation document has now been published by HMRC which supports our arguments, but it is vital that as many musicians as possible respond.
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The EC has endorsed an increase in the Archive / Promotional Agreement rate from £45 to £50. In addition a limit on the number of cameras has been included in the agreement. Please log into the website to get the latest rate documents.