SELF-EMPLOYED CLAIM £340 MILLION IN FIRST FOUR HOURS OF NEW SCHEME

The day the SEISS opened, £340 million was claimed in the first 4 hours. It was a bitter sweet moment for us at Freelancer Club. We had campaigned tirelessly for support and when it was announced, we were elated. However, as the details of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme emerged, we realised that an estimated 2 million self-employed individuals would be be eligible for financial support.

THE GUARDIAN - SELF EMPLOYED INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH

When the pandemic first hit, we were flooded with worried messages from freelancers who feared they would lose their clients and be forced to pause or close their business. Our first instinct was to support our members on a local level by offering one to one support, the option to freeze membership fees and opening up a lot of the premium benefits to all members. On a broader level, we felt the Government was ignoring the self-employed community and added our voice to demand financial support for freelancers.

BUSINESS CASUAL - LEARN DIGITAL MARKETING FOR FREELANCERS

Promoting and marketing your service online has always been an important aspect of every freelancer's business but during lockdown, it might be the difference between surviving or going bust. Pour yourself a coffee and join us for a unique breakfast workshop with Digital Marketing specialist Emma Goode of 24 Fingers and the Micro Business Mentor, Kathy Ennis for a business workshop on digital marketing delivered in a casual environment. 

ASK ME ANYTHING - CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ROSS STIRLING

Ask Me Anything video series with Ross Stirling, the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Juice, an independent design studio who have spent the last decade building purpose-driven lifestyle campaigns for brands such as Ugg, Camden Town Brewery, Adidas, LaCoste, Major League Baseball and Vans along with music artists including Mumford and Sons, Tom Chaplin and Craig David to name just a few.   ​@ross_juice studiojuice.com omearalondon.com

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