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Self-employed not contributing

June 5th, 2022

More than 780 million dollars in benefits were paid out by the National Insurance Department during the year 2021.

However, the quantity of unemployment claims payouts saw a 330 per cent reduction when compared to the year 2020.

The update was provided by the acting Minister of Labour, Social Security and the Third Sector, Senator Dr Shantal Munro-Knight.

Senator Dr Munro-Knight was delivering remarks during a service at the People’s Cathedral to mark National Insurance Scheme’s 55th anniversary.

She also revealed that fewer than 20 per cent of people who are classified as self-employed contribute to the National Insurance Fund.

Senator Dr Munro-Knight used the occasion to encourage self-employed people to pay their contributions to the fund.

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