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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.
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.
The NUJ has launched a major campaign to fight for a better deal for freelances.
10-point charter for freelances rights and benefits.
The government’s latest Covid-19 package for freelances again makes the self-employed second-class citizens and continues to freeze out the #ForgottenFreelances.
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.
Green Party MP calls for back pay for #ForgottenFreelances.
NUJ briefing to the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee's inquiry into Covid-19 on the industry, May 2020.
The union's submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19, May 2020.
649 freelance workers will now get the support they need.