Campaign Timeline: October 2020

Campaign Timeline

December 17, 2020

Words by Angelica Bomford

12th October 

Federation publishes its Spending Review representation

The Federation publishes its representation for the government’s upcoming Spending Review, where it sets public spending budgets. Framed and driven by the needs of our members, key points include greater support for freelancers, a replacement to European funding schemes such as Creative Europe, and a need for ambitious longer-term investment in the sector. 

31st October 

Four-week England lockdown is announced, as well as extension of Job Retention (furloughing) Scheme

The Federation welcomes the extension of the furloughing scheme, but calls for urgent parity for those who are self-employed, as England’s creative sector is hit hard by another lockdown. 

“A third of the creative workforce is freelance, and many will see all of their work cancelled as a result of these new measures. They cannot be expected to live on 40% of their income or less, whilst colleagues on payroll receive 80%.”