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Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the next round of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme would rise from 20 to 40% of “people’s incomes” in a statement to the House of Commons.

Applications for the £5m Hardship Fund will open for creative freelancers in Scotland at 12:00 pm on Monday 26 October.

Our Deputy General Secretary Naomi Pohl spoke to former Labour leader Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd for their podcast on ideas to fix the world.

Our Deputy General Secretary, Naomi Pohl, has been selected for Music Week’s Women in Music Roll of Honour – which was published on Monday 19 October.

On Monday 19 October, the Welsh Government announced that it will be introducing a two-week firebreak lockdown to try and bring Coronavirus under control in Wales.

We have extended our subscription holiday scheme to allow members under financial pressure to take an additional break from their MU subscription fees.

Department for Communities minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced that a further £3m has been allocated to the Arts Council Northern Ireland (ACNI) for distribution to individuals in the arts and creative industries.

The Association of British Orchestras (ABO) and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have joined forces to express their deep concern about the lack of support for self-employed musicians during the Covid-19 outbreak.