ALCS report on author incomes shows 60% drop in median incomes since 2006
A joint statement from the Society of Authors, the Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses network, Inklusion, and the SoA’s Poetry and Spoken Word Group
The fifth round of support under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens at the end of July. SoA members can apply anytime on or before 30 September 2021.
Six in ten author incomes fall in financial year 2020/21
The first 2021 round of our Authors in the Health Crisis survey is now open.
Individuals supported by the Fund in 2020 can now reapply, as we take stock of how the SoA can continue to support authors through the health crisis in 2021.
The third round of support under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is still open. Members must apply before Friday 29 January 2021.
The SoA joins call to the Chancellor to fix ‘flawed programme of support’ for self employed workers
SoA partners with Creative Scotland to distribute £600k in hardship grants to authors in Scotland.
Our third real-time survey Authors in the Health Crisis confirms extent of Covid-19 impact on the earnings of writers, illustrators and literary translators – and highlights lack of Government support.
The SoA launches Step Up, a fundraising drive to call for donations to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to ensure it can continue to offer hardship grants to authors, as emergency funding runs low and the health crisis continues.
SoA and eight other organisations representing over 330,000 members table joint evidence to DCMS Select Committee on the historic challenges facing the cultural and creative industries.