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Support for fishing businesses and fishermen suffering due to coronavirus.

First published:
14 April 2020
Last updated:

Business support from Business Wales

Business Wales can tell you how to access support from us and the UK government, including:

  • Business Rate Relief
  • business grants
  • support for the self employed
  • access to finance
  • support for employees

Find business coronavirus help and support on Business Wales.

Income tax and VAT

Self-assessment income tax payments have been deferred from the end of July 2020 to the end of January 2021.

VAT payments have been deferred from the end March 2020 to the end June 2020.

These are an automatic offer with no applications required. No penalties or interest for late payment will be charged in the deferral period.

For help contact HMRC at if you cannot pay your tax bill on time on GOV.UK.

Market development

Support for the seafood industry to develop the domestic market from Port to Plate on Menter a Busnes.

Mortgage or loan payments

Lenders have agreed to defer mortgage or loan payments for 3 months for those struggling due to coronavirus.

Contact your lender as soon as possible if you think you may have difficulties with payments.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with living costs and is paid monthly in arrears. 

Key workers

Food production workers are on the list of key workers. Their children will be prioritised for education provision.

Welfare and other support

Fishermen’s Mission

The Fishermen's Mission offers:

  • emergency financial support for the maintenance of the basics of life, and
  • pastoral care

Seafarers’ Advice and Information Line (SAIL)

Part of Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB), Seafarers’ Advice and Information Line (SAIL) offers specialised advice for fishermen, including:

  • independent financial advice on benefit entitlement
  • HMRC issues
  • debt
  • charity grants, and
  • housing

Get help from the Seafarers' Advice and Information Line (SAIL).

Welfare support

A list of organisations offering well-being support to the fishing industry.

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