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Financial help and support for fishing businesses and fishermen affected by 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
  • financial support and grants
  • support for those self employed
  • support for employees

Find business coronavirus help and support on Business Wales.

Income tax and VAT

If you were finding it hard to make your Self-Assessment income tax payment by 31 July 2020, you could defer your payment.

If you chose to defer your July 2020 payment on account, check what you need to do next on GOV.UK.

You could defer your VAT payments from the end of March 2020 to 30 June 2020. If you deferred your VAT payments, check how to repay your deferred VAT payments on GOV.UK.

Get help from HMRC 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

You could apply for a 3 month payment holiday if you’re having problems paying your mortgage.

Find out what you need to do if you cannot pay your mortgage, missed payments or your lender is trying to repossess your home.

Universal Credit

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

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)

The Seafarers’ Advice and Information Line (SAIL) offers specialist advice for fishermen, including:

  • independent financial advice on benefit entitlement
  • HMRC issues
  • debt
  • charity grants
  • 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.