Many thanks to Kim Noble for passing this info on from a colleague involved in the Equity Dance Network:
Equity Dance Support Skype Meeting

Corona Virus updates from Equity:
24/7 Equity mental health and well-being helpline: 0800 917 6470

Write to your MP:

HMRC The Coronavirus helpline
Specifically for the self employed and businesses who might be struggling (advice on your tax and any benefits you can claim for): 0300 456 3565

9 ways to take your expertise online

COVID impact on Freelancers

‘What Next’ paper on Arts, Culture and Coronavirus

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Equity Coronavirus Advice

Self Employment & Universal Credit

Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

Citizen’s Advice

Emergency Funding

Coronavirus Covid-19: Information and guidance for artists and arts organisers

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources gathered by Exuent

UK COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group

Freelancer Support Group


Cathy Waller : those of you who have hmrc tax payments in july, you can get in touch with hmrc about your situation. You can save the money that you were going to pay in July. In Cathy’s experience, HMRC has been quite kind in situations. Such as giving extensions to people.

Richard Pye: I am a renter not a homeowner, so advice you to contact local government, message the mayor etc.

Nick Keegan: there is a tax and welfare helpline through Equity. Mon and Thurs afternoons.
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