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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.

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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.

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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.

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Model letter to Chancellor about PAYE freelances (docx)

Letter for #ForgottenFreelances who are not eligible for the Chancellor's Covid-19 financial aid.

03 Jun 2020
HMRC SEISS appeal letter (docx)

Template letter to appeal against the decision that you are ineligible for the SEISS scheme due to your PAYE income.

03 Jun 2020
#ForgottenFreelances: NUJ seeks meeting with Treasury

The union is seeking meetings with the Chancellor and HMRC to put right gaps in the Covid-19 financial aid packages which freelances are falling through.

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UK freelances face destitution as they have been 'forgotten' in the government’s rescue package for businesses

Ministers must provide financial protection for the self-employed; other countries' deals may offer potential solutions, says the NUJ.

NUJ recommendations for industry & society in response to the coronavirus

NUJ puts forward a range of practical policy suggestions in response to the global health crisis.