National insurance contributions to rise by 1.25% from April 2022 to fund social care costs
National insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% from April 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced. The move is in a bid to help fund health and social care costs.
7 September 2021
Budget 2020 round-up: NI threshold raised, fuel duty frozen and more
National insurance thresholds will be raised and duties on fuel and alcohol frozen as part of the 2020 Budget unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
11 March 2020
Warning – 200,000 risk losing £1,000s as 'wrong' parent claims child benefit
Around 200,000 families risk one parent missing out on national insurance credits - and potentially losing £1,000s from their future state pension - because the higher earner in the couple claims child benefit, new data shows. Here's how to check if your family is affected, and transfer national insurance credits across if needed
23 November 2019
Tax cut plans for self-employed abandoned
The Government has abandoned plans to scrap 'class 2' national insurance contributions – meaning around three million self-employed workers will lose out on a tax cut of over £150 per year.
7 September 2018
Scrapping of class 2 national insurance payments delayed until 2019
The Treasury has postponed the scrapping of 'class 2' national insurance contributions until April 2019
3 November 2017
Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk by not claiming it
Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit
13 June 2017
National insurance hike for self-employed axed in Budget U-turn
Plans to raise national insurance rates payable by the self-employed have been scrapped by Chancellor Philip Hammond
15 March 2017
Budget 2017: Self-employed face hike in class 4 national insurance payments
The Chancellor has announced in today's Budget that class 4 NI rates will increase to 10% (currently 9%) from April 2018
8 March 2017
U-turn on training tax refunds for NHS psychologists
HMRC has halted tax payouts to clinical psychologists after deciding they aren't covered by special reclaim rules
6 March 2017
Grandparents who help with childcare at risk of missing out on full state pension – act NOW to protect it
Thousands of grandparents who've given up work to look after their grandchildren could be missing out on a pension boost
18 January 2017
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