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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.

NUJ welcomes decision to extend universal credit changes

The NUJ has welcomed the government's decision to extend the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor.

Government must not reverse changes in universal credit 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.

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.

MPs show support for #ForgottenFreelances

Green Party MP calls for back pay for #ForgottenFreelances.

NUJ Informed, Issue 32, August 2020

News from the union's National Executive Council.

13 Aug 2020
NUJ briefing for the Treasury Committee on its call for additional evidence on COVID-19 assistance for freelances

Response from the NUJ freelance office on the government's scheme for the self-employed during the Covid-19 emergency.