Learn to manage your finances: accountancy firm HW Fisher & company is running another of its evening seminars, on Tuesday 13 September, on tax for the self-employed and staff who have recently become freelance. The experts will cover tax and NI for the self-employed; self-assessment; allowable expenses; setting up in business; operating via a limited liability company; and tax enquiries and how to avoid them. Reserve your place on the NUJ website.
Blacklisting, Bullying, Whistleblowing & Police Surveillance: the Blacklist Support Group is holding a two-day event starting 11.00 on Friday 16 September at the University of Greenwich. Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, and John Hendy QC will join a range of speakers including union leaders, politicians and activists. More details and how to book your free ticket on the university's website.
Go Google: the NUJ is hosting four free, half-day workshops run by Google News Labs which will demonstrate how to use Google tools to research, report and present a story. It will cover advanced search and image search, maps, Google Trends and will introduce you to video and creating short formats. Book now to reserve your place for Manchester, Tuesday 6 September; Belfast, Friday 30 September; Cardiff, Tuesday 25 October; and Edinburgh, Tuesday 8 November on the NUJ website.
Briefing for union officers and reps on the Trade Union Act in Leeds: this TUC event at UNISON Yorkshire and the Humber Office, Commerce House, Wade Lane, will give an overview of changes to industrial action rules, statutory thresholds, picketing activities and the Certification Officer's new powers. To reserve your place, contact Chris Beastall 0113 242 969 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 2 September.