National Insurance

How salary sacrifice can help mitigate against National Insurance rise
Rishi Sunak
Pensions

How salary sacrifice can help mitigate against National Insurance rise

National Insurance is rising on 6 April but the good news is that salary sacrifice schemes are a good way to decrease taxable income, says David Pross…
2 Apr 2022
Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money
Rishi Sunak with his Spring Statement
Budget

Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money

David Prosser looks into the details of Rishi Sunak's "jam tomorrow" Spring Statement and explains just what it means for you and your money.
23 Mar 2022
The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it
Rishi Sunak dressed up as a nurse holding a big pointy thing
Budget

The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it

With our public finances in better shape than many people think, the chancellor's decision not to ditch the rise in National Insurance contributions i…
23 Mar 2022
What the rise in National Insurance contributions means for you
Boris Johnson visiting a care home
National Insurance

What the rise in National Insurance contributions means for you

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.
17 Feb 2022
The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”
Boris Johnson playing Connect 4 with an old lady
National Insurance

The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”

The government’s regressive social-care levy will make Britain’s tax system even more complex. Root-and-branch reform is long overdue.
18 Sep 2021
What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!
UK Economy

What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!

The government is to fund social care costs by raising National Insurance contributions and adding a “health and social care levy”. John Stepek looks …
7 Sep 2021
What are national insurance contributions?
National insurance contributions

What are national insurance contributions?

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 esoter…
21 Sep 2020
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Why you should keep a close eye on your National Insurance contributions
National insurance contributions

Why you should keep a close eye on your National Insurance contributions

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 m…
20 Dec 2019
When to top up your national insurance to boost your state pension
Pensions

When to top up your national insurance to boost your state pension

If your national insurance contributions fall short of getting you a full state pension, you can make voluntary top-up contributions.
14 Jul 2019
Grandparents allowances: make sure you claim pension benefits for babysitting
Personal finance

Grandparents allowances: make sure you claim pension benefits for babysitting

Many people may be missing out on future state pension benefits because they’re unaware of grandparents allowances that reward them for caring for you…
5 Jun 2019
How to fix the fuss over National Insurance contributions
National insurance contributions

How to fix the fuss over National Insurance contributions

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…
14 Mar 2017
'Stay at home' mums: don't lose your NI credits
Insurance

'Stay at home' mums: don't lose your NI credits

Thanks to new rules on child benefits, some mothers could miss out on collecting their National Insurance credits. Here's how to make sure you don't.
9 Apr 2013