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Deadline looms for freelances’ Covid-19 aid grant

The deadline to claim for the fifth government Covid-19 aid grant for freelances, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, is Thursday 30 September.

Government must extend universal credit uplift

Many freelances will suffer when the £20 a week increase ends in September.

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.

Freelances need holiday pay too: do you qualify?

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 receive it.

TUC Women's conference: why we’re fighting for a fair deal for freelances 

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, explains how Covid-19 has laid bare the precarious nature of self-employment – and how the union is pressing to defend vulnerable members.

03 Mar 2021
NUJ’s last-ditch call to the Chancellor for a freelance-friendly budget

The National Union of Journalists has written to the Chancellor asking him to ensure freelances get a fair deal in his budget – and redress for the millions of self-employed who have missed out on aid during the pandemic.

Kent Police accused of "flagrant disregard" of journalists' roles

An arrested freelance photographer received a fine a week after his charges were dropped for covering a protest in Folkestone.

Scottish and Welsh governments announce new funding for freelances

The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.

Kent police must be investigated after seizing photographer's phone and memory card, says NUJ

Andy Aitchison, who was arrested while covering a protest at Napier Barracks, Folkestone, has now had his equipment returned.

NUJ supports photographer arrested for covering protest

The NUJ is legally backing a photographer who was arrested, kept in a cell for seven hours and had journalistic materials confiscated after covering a protest at an asylum centre in Folkestone, Kent last week.

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