Financial support for out of work seafarers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial support for out of work seafarers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bethany Taylor started this petition to Rishi Sunak and

There needs to be a system in place to support seafarers who have found themselves out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Most seafarers are supplied with a contract and are therefore considered 'employed' but do not fall under the PAYE category. These earnings are declared in self assessment, but are not classified as self-employed either. A number of seafarers are also eligible for seafarers earnings deduction. As British citizens, we feel there MUST be some sort of financial support available to help with mortgage/rent/living costs during this uncertain period in alignment with the other employed and self employed packages currently on offer.

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