Campaign Timeline: May 2020

Campaign Timeline

December 17, 2020

Words by Angelica Bomford

27th May

With the Job Retention (furloughing) Scheme now guaranteed until October, the Federation joins forces with IPSE, BECTU and Equity to call for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to also be extended. 

28th May

Creative Industries Federation joins forces with UKHospitality and the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions to call for additional funds for those businesses who will be latest to return to work.  

“Our brilliant creative, hospitality and heritage sectors employ millions of workers across the UK and form a key part of the UK’s cultural identity. However, many parts of these sectors will be unable to operate fully whilst maintaining social distancing. We call on government to extend support measures for those who will be the last to return to work and introduce targeted support for those industries most in need”

29th May 

Chancellor announces that Self Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended until August

Federation welcomes the extension of SEISS but warns that many continue to fall through the gaps:

 “We called on government to extend the Self Employment Income Support Scheme  and we are pleased to see that this has been announced today. However this is a missed opportunity to catch those freelancers who continue to fall through the gaps, such as PAYE freelancers, limited company contractors and the newly self-employed.”

– Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO, Creative Industries Federation