UK government unveils $9,000 freelance rescue package, creatives demand urgency

The UK government will pay self-employed workers affected by Covid-19 up to £2,500 ($3,000) per month as part of a new rescue package, but industry bodies have said delaying payments until June will heavily impact those in the freelance sector. The income support scheme means those whose annual profits in the last tax year were […]

UK entertainment union appoints first female leader

UK media and entertainment union BECTU has appointed its first female leader to head the organization. Philippa Childs – a former national secretary at BECTU’s parent trade union Prospect – will take on the role, following the departure of Gerry Morrissey after more than 10 years as general secretary. Childs will oversee the work of […]