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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.

Freelances struggle for work and aid a year on

It was the self-employed who saw work disappear almost from the outset of the pandemic, survey finds.

26 Feb 2021
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.

Updated guidance on statutory sick pay, CJRS, SEISS

Latest guidance on Covid-19 financial packages for freelances.

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.

Job not yet done on support needed by self-employed, says TUC

Unions continue to lobby the Treasury over unfair deal for freelances.

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.

NUJ briefing on Covid-19 support schemes and benefit packages

NUJ briefing on Statutory Sick Pay, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit and Self-employment Income Support Scheme, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Scottish Self-Employed Hardship Fund, Welsh Economic Resilience Fund.

NUJ equalities councils flag up impact of Covid-19

Members are asked to take part in a Parliamentary inquiry and report on the experiences of all communities during the crisis.

16 Apr 2020
Freelance package offers hope, but also problems

New scheme for freelances in the UK after NUJ lobbying.

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