THE SECOND SEISS GRANT. ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

From today, self employed individuals can apply for the second SEISS grant. The grant, which aims to help those whose earnings have been negatively impacted by Covid-19, is worth up to £6,570.  In this article, we’ll give you the rundown on this new grant - how it compares to the first grant, how you know if you're eligible and how you can claim it. 

FORGOTTEN FREELANCERS - UPDATE

Way back in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, we were outraged and hugely disheartened to see so many self employed people left behind without adequate financial support from the government.    A shocking proportion of full time freelancers who are PAYE and taxed at source, as well as all those who started freelancing in the 2019/2020 tax year, were deemed ineligible to receive SEISS. 

THE FREELANCER CLUB'S SHOWCASE EVENT - REVIEW

We’d like to thank all the freelancers and startups who came along to The Freelancer Club online Showcase Event!    An impressive 150 freelancers and startups came along, and we’re still buzzing from connecting with all you like-minded, talented folk. It was kind of like speed dating for freelancers and startups... And we loved it! 

BACK TO THE STUDIO AFTER LOCKDOWN - WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR FREELANCERS ON A PHOTOSHOOT?

As lockdown restrictions are finally easing, freelance models, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists are (understandably) eager to get back to working on shoots. However, the close contact required means that extra strategic planning is needed so that things can run as safely as possible.   I spoke to two Freelancer Club members to see how getting back to work has gone for them since lockdown.

FREELANCER CLUB MEMBERSHIP CHANGES

Social distancing, self isolation and empty shelves in supermarkets. Welcome to the new norm. As freelancers adapt to the changes in their lives, Freelancer Club is doing exactly the same. When I started Freelancer Club more than 5 years ago, we had one simple mission: to support creative freelancers and we remain committed to this mission now more than ever. We've been listening to you, brainstorming ideas and working hard to adapt to the corona crisis. Below is an outline of the changes we've made to Freelancer Club membership. 

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