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The union is seeking meetings with the Chancellor and HMRC to put right gaps in the Covid-19 financial aid packages which freelances are falling through.
Urine was thrown at one photographer (which fortunately missed) while taking pictures of people not observing social distancing.
As the government's financial aid package opens (May 13), many freelances have found they are not eligible.
Two-thirds of media workers have suffered financially because of the pandemic; and fear worse to come
As many as 66 per cent of UK media workers have suffered financially because of the pandemic and lockdown, with freelances feeling unsupported by the government’s financial aid package.
#ForgottenFreelances: as the scheme to support freelances goes live, a third of self-employed journalists could miss out
The government's Self-employed Income Support Scheme is open for applications from 13 May.
The NUJ calls on the company to recognise its best assets are its staff
This May Day the TUC is asking trade unionists to show their appreciation for all those key workers who are looking after us in these difficult times.
The NUJ has called for greater financial assistance from governments and employers for freelances as the Scottish government launches a hardship fund.
A new UK tax law, now due to come in next April will cause problems for freelances and will not solve its aim to cut tax evasion.
The NUJ has launched a #ForgottenFreelances campaign for a fair deal for the many freelances who have fallen between the cracks of the government’s rescue schemes for workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.