ALCS writes again to Chancellor in support of writers and freelancers

ALCS Deputy CEO Barbara Hayes wrote to the Chancellor once again last week to express ALCS’ support for authors and freelancers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and outline how government schemes can support them more fairly.

The letter sets out the six amendments ALCS is urging the Government to consider when making changes to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). While we are pleased that the Government has listened to calls to extend the SEISS, there are still steps that can and should be taken to ensure freelance workers are supported by the scheme.

Read the full letter here.

If you’d like to have your voice heard in this matter, we’ve been encouraging ALCS members to write to their MPs about these amendments. Find out more and take part here.