Sunday Times freelances face 10% rate cut

The Sunday Times is cutting the rates paid to freelance writers by 10 per cent.

The News International title said the move was caused by the economic downturn.

It will not affect casuals’ fees, or freelances on fixed contracts – but will affect those who submit copy ‘ad hoc”.

Sunday Times managing editor Richard Caseby told Press Gazette: ‘As we head into 2009 I’m afraid that the pain of the current economic situation has to be shared.”

No one from News International was available for comment on whether the move is to be repeated across News International titles.

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