Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

COVID-19 crisis: Unions and trade bodies in UK back call for more financial support for freelancers

The UK’s Creative Industries Federation has mobilised 40 trade bodies and unions to call on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to provide direct financial help for freelancers during the coronavirus crisis. In a letter to Rishi Sunak MP, the group asks for more support and proposes the creation of a ‘Temporary Income Protection Fund’ of […]  More

FIFA to show archive World Cup matches online and on YouTube

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent football matches from taking place, thereby starving fans of anything to watch live, FIFA is opening up its World Cup archive and making selected games available on YouTube and on its own website. As part of a new initiative designed to “help bring football home”, and called #WorldCupAtHome, […]  More

COVID-19: Imagine moves to ensure customer support is maintained

Imagine Communications has upped its COVID-19 pandemic response as it looks to continue to support customers during what is an increasingly difficult time. In a statement the company said: As the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, Imagine Communications has been monitoring developments at a country level within the geographies in which […]  More

Freelancers’ top fear is how to pay the bills, says union survey

More than 70% of freelancers working in creative industries in the UK are afraid that they won’t be able to pay their bills because of the work they are losing due to coronavirus, a survey of 5,600 people has revealed. The research carried out by the trade union Bectu, highlighted that many self-employed sole traders, […]  More