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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.

Spanish government must use revenues from "Google Tax" to support journalism

A new tax on some digital services in Spain is expected to generate huge revenues this year that journalists' unions say should be used to help support media jobs.

22 Jan 2021
Freelance Charter

10-point charter for freelances rights and benefits.

19 Nov 2020
From Health Crisis to Good News: A recovery plan for the news industry in Northern Ireland

As Northern Ireland comes to grips with the damage wrought by the Covid-19 crisis, the National Union of Journalists, UK and Ireland, is calling for a strategic initiative to rescue the media so that it may continue the vital role it has played on a daily basis during this unprecedented period of social and economic uncertainty.

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.

NUJ response to the consultation on the planning for the future white paper

The union urges the government to think again about proposals in the White Paper which will rob the newspaper industry of vital revenue and undermine local communities of their right to know about proposed new developments.

MPs show support for #ForgottenFreelances

Green Party MP calls for back pay for #ForgottenFreelances.

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.

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
#Forgotten Freelances: letter to Chancellor concerning PAYE freelances

Letter from the NUJ to the Chancellor concerning freelances who have fallen through the cracks of his Covid-19 aid packages – particularly those who have PAYE income or limited companies – signed by cross-party MPs.

03 Jun 2020

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