National Insurance

National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are payable whether you are self-employed or employed by your own company, although different rates apply.

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Employment Allowance

The Employment Allowance reduces the amount of employer’s NICs payable. Find out how it works, who qualifies and how to claim the Employment Allowance.

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Register as a sole trader

Sole traders must register with HM Revenue and Customs when they start trading. Use this Tool to register your new business with HMRC.

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Find a lost National Insurance number

You should receive a National Insurance number when you reach 16. If you have lost or did not receive yours find out how you can track it down.