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National Insurance Contributions

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Class 1 (not contracted out) Employer Employee
Payable on weekly earnings of    
Up to £109 (lower earnings limit) Nil Nil
£109 - £148 (employers’ earnings threshold) Nil 0%
£148.01 - £149 (employees’ earnings threshold) 13.8% 0%
£149.01 - £797 (upper accrual point) 13.8% 12%
     
Over £797 13.8% 2%
Over state retirement age, the employee contribution is generally Nil
   
Class 1A (on relevant benefits) 13.8% Nil
   
Class 1B (on PAYE settlement arrangement) 13.8% Nil
   
Class 2 (Self employed) £2.75 per week
Limit of net earnings for exception £5,885 per annum
   
Class 3 (Voluntary) £13.90 per week
   
Class 4* (Self employed on profits)  
£7,956 - £41,865 9%
Excess over £41,865 2%
*Exemption applies if state retirement age was reached by 6 April 2012.


Note

For those earning between £111 per week and £770 per week, employers receive a rebate of 3.4% on contracted out salary related schemes, and employees a rebate of 1.4%.

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