ACW have released further guidance around the need to earn 50% of income from freelance work and/or arts work which means some people who thought they were ineligible may in fact be eligible:

Point 11:

  • The guidelines are not subject to HMRC definitions i.e you may be on payroll for some work but essentially operate as a freelance (e.g. short term/0hr contracts).
  • You can define the period on which you are basing your status (e.g. recent graduates who do not qualify for SEISS could use the last 12 months to determine freelance status).

Hope this helps some people – please share to anyone you think might be affected.

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