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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.

NUJ response to the March 2021 budget

While welcoming the extension of the aid schemes, the NUJ is concerned that many freelances remain excluded and says the industry will need to adopt the union’s news recovery plan if it is to prosper following Covid-19 restrictions.

Updated guidance on statutory sick pay, CJRS, SEISS

Latest guidance on Covid-19 financial packages for freelances.

Report finds #ForgottenFreelances were let down by Treasury and HMRC

The National Audit Office says government schemes fell short of helping many freelances and the scale of fraud and error could be considerable, particularly for the furlough scheme.

Welsh committee should have been bolder in its media plan

The NUJ’s Welsh Executive Council welcomed many of recommendations in the committee’s report into the impact of Covid-19 on local media, but tougher solutions are needed.

Redundancy FAQ August 2020

This document covers a range of issues and the rights involved in a redundancy process.

NUJ response to the DCMS committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors

NUJ briefing to the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee's inquiry into Covid-19 on the industry, May 2020.

NUJ response to the BEIS committee inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers

The union's submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19, May 2020.

NUJ submits legal challenge to government's lockdown support measures

The legal action marks a significant acceleration in the union's campaign to secure equal treatment for freelance workers.

Unanimous vote for action at Bullivant Media

All NUJ members vote in favour of strike action and action short of a strike

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