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23/3/20 Pressure is mounting on the government to help freelances who have lost income as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, so keep your eye on the news, but here are some useful links about the situation as it stands:

NUJ press release: UK freelances face destitution as they have been “forgotten” in the government’s rescue package for businesses https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/freelances-face-destitution-as-they-have-been-forgotten-in-the/

London Freelance: Coronavirus – advice for freelanceshttp://londonfreelance.org/fl/2003fic.html

The Guardian: Rishi Sunak faces legal action from gig economy workers https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/22/rishi-sunak-under-pressure-to-bail-out-self-employed

Treasury Committee on Twitter: 

Parliament petition: Include self-employed in statutory sick pay during Coronavirus https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300336

Change.org petition: Create an emergency fund to support freelancers with Coronavirus income loss https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-create-an-emergency-fund-to-support-freelancers-with-coronavirus-income-loss

Accountancy blog: Coronavirus Support Round Up for Freelancers, Side Hustlers, Small Businesses and the Self Employed https://www.cheapaccounting.co.uk/blog/index.php/coronavirus-support-round-up-for-freelancers-side-hustlers-small-businesses-and-the-self-employed/

Stay well!

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