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Many freelances will suffer when the £20 a week increase ends in September.
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.
It was the self-employed who saw work disappear almost from the outset of the pandemic, survey finds.
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.
Latest guidance on Covid-19 financial packages for freelances.
The NUJ has welcomed the government's decision to extend the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor.
Unions continue to lobby the Treasury over unfair deal 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 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.
Members are asked to take part in a Parliamentary inquiry and report on the experiences of all communities during the crisis.