Sainsbury’s bank no longer will offer credit to the self-employed

Sainsbury’s Bank Stops Offering Loans and Credit Cards to the Self-Employed (Money Expert)  The supermarket’s bank said it has made “temporar...

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Gaps in protection for freelancers

Rishi Sunak urged to plug furlough scheme gaps for 1m workers (The Guardian) Rishi Sunak, has been criticised by MPs for “drawing a line” under con...

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HMRC cracks down on false SEISS claims

HMRC targets false claims for self-employed financial support scheme (iNews) Tax officials are also encouraging those who benefitted from the Self-...

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Money for the self-employed, but help is still needed for creatives

Self employed grant: When can I apply for the second self employed grant (The Express) The second grant will be capped at a maximum of £6,570 in to...

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How are freelancers going to be affected by the creative industry lifeline?

Freelancers Overlooked in Creative Sector’s £1.57bn Covid Lifeline (Freelancer UK) Freelancers are dismayed at appearing to be largely overlooked i...

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The second grant is coming. How do you check if you’re eligible?

How to claim the second grant – and deadline date to apply for the first payment (iNews) Self-employed workers will again be able to access a taxab...

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U-turn for freelance Mums needing Covid-19 Support

U-turn on penalty for 70,000 freelance mothers ‘unfairly’ left with less Covid-19 income support (The Telegraph)  Freelance mothers who...

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A Boom for Freelancers, but the Creative Industries will struggle

The Boom is coming for Freelancers… (Forbes) Freelancers are likely to find themselves in more demand in the future, with 47% of hiring manag...

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Scammers disguised as HMRC Phishing for the Self-Employed

Fraudsters target self-employed seeking Covid-19 income support (The Telegraph) Fraudsters are targeting self-employed workers seeking state aid du...

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SEISS to be extended through August

Virus-hit self-employed to receive second payment (BBC News) More than two million people have applied for a single grant of up to £7,500 so far. T...

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The next week will be disastrous for the self-employed if SEISS is not renewed

Self-employed face ‘cliff-edge’ income drop next week if support scheme not renewed (The Telegraph)  Around 1.5 million self-employed w...

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SEISS scheme sees 440,000 accepted on day one

UK scheme signs up 440,000 self-employed workers on first day (The Guardian)  A government scheme to support self-employed workers signed up 440,00...

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Sunak’s SEISS is now open early

UK opens £10 billion COVID-19 aid programme for self-employed (Reuters)  Millions of British self-employed workers will be able to apply for one-of...

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Help for the employed is coming to an end in July

Rishi Sunak preparing to wind down coronavirus furlough scheme from July (The Guardian) Rishi Sunak is preparing to wind down the coronavirus wage-...

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Will the self-employed have access to emergency cash payments early?

Self-employed could get emergency cash payments before June, (The Telegraph) The self-employed could be handed emergency cash payments sooner than ...

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More than a million self-employed workers have claimed universal credit

1.5m more self-employed workers file claims for universal credit, (Business Matters Magazine) More than 1.5 million people have applied for univers...

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HMRC continues chasing workers for loan charge during the coronavirus crisis

Self-employed workers caught out by the controversial ‘loan charge’ are still being chased by the taxman despite coronavirus crisis, (T...

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Why UnderPinned and the Government are working together to end poor payment practices

41%.  It is one of the statistics that the UnderPinned team most commonly find themselves scratching their head over. Campaigns have been set up to...

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Millions in UK ‘could slip through virus wage safety net’

Covid – 19 Sunak Urged to Urgently Close Gaps in Support for Self-Employed, (Freelance UK) The chancellor is being inundated with appeals from supp...

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The Covid-19 Crisis plan for freelancers, and the problems with it

Chancellor gives support to millions of self-employed individuals, (GOV.uk) Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants t...

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