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Important news for the self-employed

Alison Mitchell, Chair of the Cricket Writers' Club, with some important news for freelancers and self-employed journalists and broadcasters:


"The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has this evening announced a Self-Employed Income Support scheme to help the self-employed who need it most. The Sport Freelancer Collective welcomes this significant move. The scheme is not perfect however, in particular excluding anyone who only recently went self-employed, and not providing support for all who are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Sports Freelance Collective Update March 20

Alison Mitchell, Chair of the Cricket Writers' Club, comments on the announcement on Friday by Chancellor of the Exchequer of new measures to boost the UK workforce:

"On Friday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the government will pay 80% of the salary of retained workers, up to a total of £2,500 per month. The measures for self-employed freelancers, however, still don’t go far enough.

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