Email your MP to demand improvements to financial support for creative workers

Gaps in the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme have left many Equity members with no support at all since March 2020, though opportunities to work in across our industries have been very limited due to national lockdowns, local restrictions and the rule of six.

Equity is calling on the government to:

  • Widen the support available via the SEISS grant to include new entrants with a 2019/20 tax return, those operating through PSCs and other excluded groups
  • Supply as a matter of urgency eligibility details on the fourth SEISS grant, particularly whether it will continue to be based on 80% of average profits
  • Continue the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor for Universal Credit beyond the end of April 2021
  • Continue the £20 uplift in universal credit standard allowances beyond April 2021.

Add your voice to this campaign by lobbying your MP to support this demand.