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NUJ pays tribute to photographer and long-time activist Larry Herman

A stalwart of the London Freelance Branch, he was known as a tenacious agitator.

05 Jan 2022
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.

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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