Earlier this year on 15th June, The Earl of Clancarty, an officer of the APPG for Visual Arts, tabled a short debate in the House of Lords on Arts and creative industries: Freelancers and self-employed workers.
Earl Clancarty asked His Majesty’s Government ‘What support they intend to give to freelancers and other self-employed workers in the arts and creative industries; and what assessment they have made of the case for a Commissioner for freelancers.’
The Visual Arts organisations a-n, CVAN and DACS are collectively calling for a Creative Freelance Commissioner to help the Government understand the challenges faced by UK’s freelance workforce. The All- Party Parliamentary Group for Visual Arts has also discussed the need for a Creative Freelance Commissioner and the benefits this would bring to artists and the wider workforce.
The Group shared a briefing with Earl Clancarty and other Peers in the House of Lords ahead of the debate, which is available to read here.