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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.

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.

MPs call for support for forgotten freelances

The Public Accounts Committee has given HMRC six weeks to explain why so many of the self-employed have not received a penny of Covid-19 government aid.

Fair Deal for Freelances

The NUJ has launched a major campaign to fight for a better deal for freelances.

20 Nov 2020
Freelance Charter

10-point charter for freelances rights and benefits.

19 Nov 2020
UK government under fire over #ForgottenFreelances

Johnson dodges questions about freelances without support at PMQs.

NUJ welcomes decision to extend universal credit changes

The NUJ has welcomed the government's decision to extend the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor.

Job not yet done on support needed by self-employed, says TUC

Unions continue to lobby the Treasury over unfair deal for freelances.

Government must not reverse changes in universal credit for freelances

The NUJ is backing efforts by the TUC and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to persuade the UK government to keep the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor (MIF) in place until the pandemic is over to prevent freelances from further hardship.

NUJ statement on Sunak's latest deal for freelances

The government’s latest Covid-19 package for freelances again makes the self-employed second-class citizens and continues to freeze out the #ForgottenFreelances.

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