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Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin

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COVID-19: how has it affected you so far and what will it mean for you this year?

The fourth round of our Authors in the Health Crisis survey is now open.

The UK Chancellor’s Budget is set for 3 March. The Society of Authors need your help to continue to press the case for financial support for authors and freelance creative professionals, as well as for better educational materials, public libraries and their Authors Contingency Fund.

Taking part in this latest survey will help us to build the evidence base they need to make a credible case to politicians and policymakers.

Please spare 5 minutes to tell them how your work, your income and your well-being has been affected – and share with your author networks.

Take the survey

How your responses help

In November, the Society of Authors published a Six-Point Plan for Authors – an evidenced set of policy calls for Government, which included more support for self-employed creative professionals, ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

This was only possible because of over 2,100 responses they received to the three rounds of the Authors in the Health Crisis survey in 2020. They need your continued support to keep that evidence base up to date as we continue to lobby Government and industry.

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