The Job Retention Scheme, which is live from 20 April, is constantly updated, the latest developemnts include: extending the scheme until the end of June and including employees who were on the PAYE payroll by 19 March (previously 28 February). Anderson Strathern have made an in-depth analysis of the Scheme: Barry Nichol, Partner, Anderson Strathern […]
Financial and in-kind support during Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK Government has published guidance for employers and employees on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. We are pleased to report that Scottish Government and Creative Scotland have confirmed that arts organisations ARE ABLE to apply for this funding, which is available to support full and part time staff, staff on agency contracts and staff on flexible or zero-hours contracts. The […]
Creative Entrepreneurs Club removed the member fee from their online platform in order to offer the wider creative community a place to organise work and provide support around mental health, advice, and more. Check out their website here: https://creativeentrepreneursclub.co.uk/ You can follow an FST Member, Sandy Thomson, who’s been gathering a wide range of advice for this […]
A generous offer of help for theatre freelancers comes from Michael John O’Neil: he is a producer & dramaturg w/ experience in fundraising, artist/project development, project management, script reading etc. Every Monday he is working 10am – 6pm on other people’s projects, without charge:
We know that this is a difficult and testing time for a lot of our Members. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve engaged Owen O’Leary of Oh Really Creative to offer free ad hoc advice to FST Members