GotPhoto demands greater support for solo self-employed persons

GotPhoto demands greater support for solo self-employed persons

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Dominic Bryant
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Our aim at GotPhoto is always to support and protect the interests of nursery and school photographers. Therefore, we call on the government to give a greater level of support to all photographers, especially those who work as solo self-employed or entrepreneurs, in times of the corona crisis. Join us in standing up for yourself and others in your situation!

Individual school and nursery photographers, and of course photographers in other areas, often work as solo self-employed entrepreneurs and are therefore particularly hard hit by the current corona crisis. Sales often fall overnight and it is not clear when the establishments will reopen and new orders can be accepted.

The British Government has now adopted a package of measures to support companies in coping with the current situation such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. You can read more about these here.

However, as Small Business reports, the measures stopped short of more extreme moves such as a VAT cut or delays to paying tax on workers’ wages under PAYE and there was unhappiness that the measures do nothing to help the self-employed and freelance contractors.

We, therefore, endorse the demand of the Federation of Small Businesses to introduce more radical measures such as 3-6 month holidays on National Insurance Contributions, VAT, PAYE; changes to insolvency; and the suspension of paying rent, tax and utilities for the same time.

With such measures, we believe more businesses outside of the traditional sectors of leisure, hospitality, and retail can survive.

To this end, we have launched a strong petition for photographers, with which you can signal your support for the demand.