National Insurance Rates

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Searching for the national insurance rates set by HMRC for the UK? Then read on! Here you’ll find a summary of national insurance rates for employers, employers and the self-employed.

National Insurance Explained

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National Insurance is a type of HMRC tax where workers (whether employed or self-employed) pay into a ‘pot’ which then entitles them to certain state benefits

HMRC Annual Maximum for National Insurance Contributions

When you are employed and self-employed you’ll pay Class 1, Class 2 and Class 4 national insurance. That can add up, especially if you have substantial earnings. HMRC sets out a maximum amount every tax year of national insurance that you need to pay. Here’s how to check if you are overpaying and how you can get a refund.

Should I Pay Class 2 NICs Voluntarily?

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Depending on your profits from self-employment you may not need to pay Class 2 National Insurance. But you do have the option to pay it voluntarily. So why would anyone pay something they don’t have to? Let’s look at why.

What is a National Insurance Number

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Your national insurance number is an important piece of information that you’ll keep with you all your life. It gives you the right to work in the UK and the ability to claim state benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about it, why you have one and where to find it.