National Insurance Credits

national insurance credits

Understand national insurance credits and how they keep your NIC record up to date to protect your ability to claim 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.

What is a National Insurance Number

national insurance number

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.