Self-employed National Insurance

If you are a sole trader or in a partnership, you are liable for flat rate Class 2 and profit-related Class 4 National Insurance (NI) contributions.

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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.

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Check your National Insurance record

Paying National Insurance contributions entitles you to certain state benefits such as a state pension. Check if you have enough years to qualify.