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Authors in the health crisis - impact survey

THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS has launched the second round of its survey on what income authors have lost.

The information collected will be useful in campaigning to fix the problems faced by those who are missing out on various kinds of government support, alongside the #forgottenfreelances campaign by the NUJ and other trades unions.

Meanwhile the NUJ has published the results of its own survey. A third of freelances said their work had dried up completely and a further third said it had decreased sharply. The overall figure for members losing 80-100 per cent of their income was 18 per cent.