Help and useful resources for freelance members.
What the NUJ can do for you
- The NUJ freelance office can advise on fees, contracts, copyright, employment rights, insurance and much more. It can also assist in pursuing late payers. Alternatively, NUJ members can contact the freelance industrial council.
- The NUJ freelance directory is the biggest and most reliable listing of media freelances in the UK and Ireland with free listings for all NUJ freelance members.
- The freelancee fees guide can help freelances get the best rate for the job.
- #useitpayforit: guidelines for selling your pictures
ALCS and DACS
The Authors' Licencing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is an organisation that collects money due to its members for secondary rights of their work, for example photocopying and repeat use via the internet. It also campaigns to ensure writers receive fair and adequate payment.
DACS is a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation. DACS collects and distributes royalties to visual artists and their estates.
10-point charter for freelances rights and benefits.
This Ready Reckoner is intended for use by freelance journalists working from their own premises. It is based on a detailed comparison of the costs fo...
Should you be getting paid holiday?
When is a casual not a casual?
A Guide to the Small Claims Procedure in the County Court for Recovering Monies Owed.
Guidance on the business implications of GDPR obligations for freelances.
This booklet is for people who are trying to make a living by creative work, particularly journalism.
Members of the media are not only members of the public; they can influence the way the Metropolitan Police Service is portrayed.
National Police Chiefs Council guidance on working with journalists during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Freelances make up around a third of the NUJ membership and the union is here to help its freelance members during the coronavirus pandemic.
Latest guidance on Covid-19 financial packages for freelances.
Happy birthday SEISS – but many freelances left out of the Covid-19 scheme will not be celebrating today
Friday 26 March marks the anniversary of the government’s Covid-19 aid package for freelances.
Uber drivers will now – following a long legal battle – get holiday pay, but according to an NUJ survey almost nine in 10 freelances said they did not...
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, explains how Covid-19 has laid bare the precarious nature of self-employment – and how the union is press...