Resources for the self-employed

Scroll down for a range of member benefits, guidance and information to aid self-employed and freelance workers.

Become part of the collective voice for the self-employed – join today by clicking here.

We’ve put together a booklet that explains all of our great self-employed benefits in more detail. You can find it here.

If you are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus, you are entitled to apply for a grant through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme. Read the full guide here.

Read our inquiry report into the future of self-employed workers. You can find it here.

We have guidance on lone working which self-employed workers may find useful. You can find it here.

We also have a health & safety guide for self-employed workers. You can find it here.

Self-employed news from Community

SEISS Phases 4 and 5 – An Explainer
Community - April 30th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
IR35 rule changes will come into force in the private sector on 6th April, just a few days from now.  
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Supporting me as a self-employed worker
Helen Stephens - March 10th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Now that I have a union that represents me, I understand the strength in bringing people with shared experiences together, to change things for the [...]
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Don’t leave the self-employed stranded
Community - February 24th, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
The Chancellor once said that he would do “whatever it takes” to support people through the pandemic. No matter what kind of employment you’re in, [...]
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Can you join a union if you’re self-employed?
Kate Dearden - February 20th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
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 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
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 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
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 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
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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