Category: Self-employed

SEISS Phases 4 and 5 – An Explainer
Community - April 30th, 2021
The self-employed have been amongst the hardest hit financially from the pandemic. We are the collective voice of the self-employed. We bring together self-employed and [...]
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IR35 – an explainer
Community - March 31st, 2021
IR35 rule changes will come into force in the private sector on 6th April, just a few days from now.   IR35 is the name sometimes used to describe the [...]
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Supporting me as a self-employed worker
Helen Stephens - March 10th, 2021
I'd been self-employed for 10 years, and back then I couldn't see why I would need a union. I understood journalists joining the NUJ, and [...]
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Don’t leave the self-employed stranded
Community - February 24th, 2021
Millions of people are currently being left without support, or with minimal support, during this pandemic. This has left many struggling for nearly a year. [...]
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Can you join a union if you’re self-employed?
Kate Dearden - February 20th, 2021
The world of work is changing rapidly and there are now more self-employed people and freelancers in the UK than ever before. Many have chosen [...]
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Chancellor urged to strike new settlement for self-employed in Budget
Community - February 12th, 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to use his Budget on 3rd March to give greater security to self-employed workers and prevent a possible ‘exodus’ [...]
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Renewed calls for extension to self-employed support
Community - January 29th, 2021
Today the Labour Party has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to protect self-employed people by setting the fourth grant of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme [...]
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Interim report into the future of self-employment
Community - December 23rd, 2020
Today, the Inquiry into the Future Self-Employment launches its interim report and urges the government to take urgent action to avoid a ‘stampede’ away from [...]
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Community response to Chancellor statement
Community - November 5th, 2020
Today the Chancellor has announced an extension to the Job Retention Scheme and increase to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The furlough scheme will now [...]
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Community demands support for excluded self-employed
Community - November 4th, 2020
Today, Community has written to the Chancellor to immediately plug the gaps in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and ensure parity for the self-employed for [...]
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