The latest news, updates and opinions on National Insurance from the expert team here at MoneyWeek
National Insurance increase will be reversed in November, says chancellor
News The UK government has ditched the 1.25 percentage-point National Insurance rise, which will see workers pocket more pay and reduce tax for UK businesses. Saloni Sardana explains what the changes means for you.
What the rise in National Insurance contributions means for you
Briefings National Insurance contributions are due to increase from 6 April. Saloni Sardana explains the reasons behind the rise, and how much it will cost you.
By Saloni Sardana PublishedBriefings
The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”
Briefings The government’s regressive social-care levy will make Britain’s tax system even more complex. Root-and-branch reform is long overdue.
By Simon Wilson PublishedBriefings
What are national insurance contributions?
Features Most of us pay National Insurance contributions but few of us really understand them. Help is at hand with our quick guide to demystifying this esoteric pseudo-tax.
By moneyweek Last updatedFeatures
Why you should keep a close eye on your National Insurance contributions
Features The state pension now requires a 35-year record of National Insurance payments to get the maximum payment. Check your record is correct, because any missing contributions can prove costly.
By David Prosser PublishedFeatures
How to fix the fuss over National Insurance contributions
Opinion The solution to all the fuss over National Insurance contributions for the self-employed is simple, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We all pay the same tax regardless of how we work.
By Merryn Somerset Webb PublishedOpinion