What is National Insurance?

National Insurance contributions (NICs) are made through payroll or through income tax. They fund a range of benefits, such as healthcare, unemployment benefit and the State Pension. Your employees will pay National Insurance if they’re 16 or over and earn more than £153 a week. If you’re self-employed, you’ll pay NI if you make a profit of over £5,885 a year.


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