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Update #3, March 27 2020

Victory for the UK creative industries in Coronocrisis

“The Chancellor’s statement today is a victory for the creative industries. It is welcome that the voice of the creative sector has been heard and government is going to stand by the majority of the UK’s self employed and freelance workers, as called for in our open letter to the Chancellor this week. We now must ensure that this package is comprehensive and interim relief is immediately accessible, ” Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO of the Creative Industries Federation and Creative England.

A third of the UK’s creative workforce are self-employed – more than double the national average of 15%. Many of these workers had 100% of their work cancelled overnight due to the impact of Covid-19.

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