NFFO urges Government rethink attack on Self-Employed Share Fishermen
The Federation has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond, urging a rethink on his proposal, announced during the Spring Financial Statement, to increase the national insurance contributions for the self-employed. As most fishermen in the UK are self-employed share-fishermen, this makes thousands of fishermen worse off at a stroke.
The Federation makes the point that self-employed share fishermen don't enjoy statutory holiday pay or sickness leave payments and so it is right that there is a proper differential between the contributions made by the self-employed and the employed.
“A surge of opposition has already forced the government into a delay in implementing the changes and we are now hopeful that there will be a more fundamental rethink,” said Tony Delahunty NFFO President.