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4 November 2020: The government has listened to the unions and extended the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor which would have led to a significant drop in the award.
23 October 2020: 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.
17 September 2020: Caroline Lucas MP has called for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to be extended beyond October, and for those who have been left out to be included and given backpay.
22 July 2020: The legal action marks a significant acceleration in the union’s campaign to secure equal treatment for freelance workers
2 July 2020: But the union is still lobbying hard for the #ForgottenFreelances who cannot get financial help.
11 June 2020: Almost 80 union members met MPs Jo Stevens and Chris Matheson to discuss issues in the industry and the NUJ’s News Recovery Plan
3 June 2020: Letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak welcomes extension of freelances aid package, but says many, including those in limited companies, have been left out.
14 May 2020: 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.
12 May 2020: As the government's financial aid package opens (May 13), many freelances have found they are not eligible.
#ForgottenFreelances: as the scheme to support freelances goes live, a third of self-employed journalists could miss out
7 May 2020: The government's Self-employed Income Support Scheme is open for applications from 13 May.