45% of musicians not covered by Government's Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
News: 17th June 2020 by Stef Loukes under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music
Although the UK government plans to launch a second round of SEISS grants in August to extend support to self employed workers during Covid-19, there are still a large number of self employed people falling through the cracks of eligibility for these grants.
The Musicians' Union has reported that 45% of UK musicians are not currently covered by SEISS, and is urging that we Write to Rishi, as well as local MPs to apply pressure to ensure that there is #NoCreativeLeftBehind
Please take a look at the link below which contains more detail in what the government needs to address so musicians are fully supported, plus template letters you can send.
The Musicians Union urges us to Write To Rishi to ensure #NoCreativeLeftBehind