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 for £1 by clicking here.

We’ve put together a booklet that explains all of our great self-employed benefits in more detail, you can check it out 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.

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



Self-employed news from Community

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 - 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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Community - November 2nd, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Today's announcement to increase the financial support available to self-employed workers to 80% for November is welcome. It means self-employed workers will have parity with [...]
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Community - October 22nd, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today the Chancellor announced changes to the Job Support Scheme and self-employed grant. In response to the changes, Kate Dearden, Head of Research, Policy and [...]
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Community - October 7th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today, with Prospect Union, we are launching an inquiry into the self-employed. The inquiry aims to investigate how the self-employed have been hit by the [...]
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Community - September 24th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today announced a plan for our economy for the coming months. This new ‘Winter Economic Plan’ comes following the imposition of [...]
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Community - September 23rd, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today, Community have written to the Prime Minister calling for urgent action to protect industries and save jobs. You can read our letter here: Dear [...]
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Anna Mowbray - September 18th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
The self-employed bring an immense amount of value to our society, whether that’s skilled IT contractors working on complex projects, travelling academics, those running small [...]
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Community - August 18th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Yesterday, 17th August, applications opened for the second stage of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). However, thousands of self-employed people will miss out on [...]
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Community - July 8th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer unveiled a new budget to outline this Government’s plans for the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus.   [...]
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