Important news for the self-employedAlison 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.
Freelance writing opportunities from TriNorthSTATEMENT – NEW SPORTS FREELANCER PROJECTS
In light of the ongoing situation, the people who work at TriNorth Communications, the sports media agency which produces The Blizzard, the Nightwatchman, Wisden Cricket Monthly and Gridiron magazines, have decided they would like to do their bit for the freelance community.
Sports Freelance Collective Update March 20Alison 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.
NUJ support Sports Freelancer CollectiveSPORTS FREELANCER COLLECTIVE UPDATE MARCH 1
NUJ JOINS CALLS
The National Union of Journalists has joined calls for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to put in place a specific support package for the self-employed while the country faces a period of self-isolation and quarantine measures. About a third (8,000) of National Union of Journalists members are freelance and the proportion has been increasing. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know what’s happening to you.
Call to action from Sports Freelancers Collective
A note to our members and freelancers.
For the first time in seven decades, the FWA has formed a coalition with the Sports Journalists' Association, The Cricket Writers' Club, The Rugby Union Writers' Association, The Lawn Tennis Writers' Association, British Athletics Writers' Association, The Black Collective of Media in Sport, Sports Media LGBT and the Basketball Journalists’ Association
Sports Freelancers Collective latestIN these difficult times, the FWA has joined forces with the Sports Journalists' Association https://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/ and other bodies to support freelance journalists and related small businesses that are badly affected by the current shutdown in sport.
Philippe Auclair is overseeing things from the FWA's point of view and will post regularly here in order to keep you updated with what support there is: email@example.com