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Complainant Name:
Mr Clive Hurst

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Stage

Complaint:

Mr Clive Hurst of Weybridge – an activist who had spent eleven years campaigning against agents who charged up-front fees to performers – complained that an article had inaccurately stated that he had ended his campaign. In fact, the complainant was only ending his local action, as he considered that taking his complaints to the Employment Agency Standards was a waste of time. He continued to campaign on a national level, by lobbying for an all-party parliamentary committee.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:


A recent article (‘Anonymous threats prompt Hurst to end campaign against rogue agents’, 9 September) reported that up-front fees activist Clive Hurst had ended his campaign against rogue agents. In fact, although he is ending his local action – due, he stated, to his frustration over the lack of any punitive action taken by the Employment Agency Standards to enforce its regulations – Mr Hurst is continuing his campaign on a national level by lobbying for an all-party parliamentary committee, as our article later reported. We are happy to clarify the matter.

Report: 78



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