Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and SEISS updates

Media lawyers Ceri Stoner and Seth Roe of Wiggin LLP explain the latest changes to the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

In this seminar, recorded on 18 June, 2020, they address matters like flexible furloughing, Statutory Sick Pay and the extensions to the SEISS and how this is likely to apply to those working on a film or TV production.

About the seminar

This session is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme and by the HETV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.


This seminar was recorded on Thursday 18 June 2020 and is for general information purposes for ScreenSkills viewers only. This information is not to be distributed more widely. It is not addressed to any specific parties and does not constitute advice (legal or otherwise) to any person. The application of the Treasury’s Direction and HMRC’s associated guidance relating to the Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employed Income Support Scheme can be complicated. Viewers should be aware that these rules are subject to ongoing revisions by the UK government and HMRC and therefore cannot be considered as finalised at the time of recording. ScreenSkills, panel participants and Wiggin LLP do not accept any ongoing responsibility for updating this recording in line with the latest legislation, regulations, guidance or case law after the date of the original recording. Furthermore, please note that ScreenSkills, panel participants (and their organisations) do not accept any liability in any circumstances to any other parties for any losses arising in relation to any actions, inactions or determinations made in relation to this seminar. We recommend that anyone with any specific concerns or questions seek up to date advice in respect of their particular circumstances.