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Industry group, Women in Film and TV, has launched a new campaign to highlight the huge number of freelancers and self-employed workers who haven’t been able to access government financial schemes.
Each day the organisation will post across Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, the story of a freelancer who has fallen through the gaps of the current schemes.
Liz Tucker, Chair of WFTV said: “We already know from our recent survey that around two thirds of freelancers have been unable to claim under the government schemes, but when you read the individual heart breaking stories of these individuals, the true personal impact of those left with no financial support real hits you. It is simply wrong and deeply unfair that these freelancers have been left with nothing”.
The daily social media posts from WFTV will reveal the stories of freelancers in genuine financial and mental distress, facing the risk of losing their homes and their livelihoods.
Here are a few of the extracts from some of the freelancer stories:
“It’s now nearly 4 months without a job and without pay. I’m 5 months pregnant and facing a further 6 months leave as of October that I should be saving for now, …
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