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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.
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.
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.
The NUJ has launched a major campaign to fight for a better deal for freelances.
10-point charter for freelances rights and benefits.
Johnson dodges questions about freelances without support at PMQs.
The NUJ has welcomed the government's decision to extend the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor.
Unions continue to lobby the Treasury over unfair deal 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.
The government’s latest Covid-19 package for freelances again makes the self-employed second-class citizens and continues to freeze out the #ForgottenFreelances.