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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.

NUJ’s last-ditch call to the Chancellor for a freelance-friendly budget

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.

NUJ calls on Chancellor to use his budget to shore up UK journalism

In a week when Facebook squared up to a nation state and its government blinked first, the NUJ is calling on the Chancellor to act robustly in next week’s Budget to acknowledge the vital role played by journalism in our society, and to usher in a package of measures to revitalise an ailing sector that underpins democracy.

Fair Deal for Freelances

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

20 Nov 2020
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.

MPs show support for #ForgottenFreelances

Green Party MP calls for back pay for #ForgottenFreelances.

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.

Labour’s media team takes part in NUJ town hall

Almost 80 union members met MPs Jo Stevens and Chris Matheson to discuss issues in the industry and the NUJ’s News Recovery Plan.

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
#ForgottenFreelances: MPs back NUJ's plea for PAYE freelances

Letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak welcomes extension of freelances aid package, but says many, including those in limited companies, have been left out.

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