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Understanding NI Contributions

 

Self Employed National Insurance

Most workers in the UK will need to pay National Insurance contributions. It funds state benefits such as
pensions, unemployment benefit, and statutory sick pay. For the self employed, National Insurance contributions are paid via your self assessment tax return, whilst this will be deducted from employees' pay.

There are several types of NI contributions. Those applicable to you will depend on your circumstances and earnings.

Calculate your self employed national insurance contributions below and scroll down to find out about the types of national insurance, rates and allowances.

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Calculate Your Self Employed National Insurance

 

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Self Employed National Insurance Rates and Allowances

 

National Insurance Rates

The self-employed pay different types of National Insurance depending on whether you operate as a limited company contractor or sole trader.

Sole traders will pay Class 2 National Insurance on profits over the Small Profits Threshold, and Class 4 National Insurance on profits over the Lower Profits Limit. See tables below.

Limited company contractors however are employed by their own companies, and therefore pay Class 1 Employees National Insurance on earnings over the Primary Threshold. As they are also their own employer, limited company contractors must also pay the Class 1 Employers National Insurance. See tables below.

Class 2 National Insurance Rates
2019/20 2018/19

Small Profits Threshold

£6,365

£6,205

Rate

£3 per week (£156)

£2.95 per week (£153.40)

 
 

Class 4 National Insurance Rates
2019/20 2018/19

Lower Profits Limit

£8,632

£8,424

Rate

9%

9%

Upper Profits Limit

£50,000

£46,350

Rate above UPL

2%

2%

 
 

 

Class 1 Employees National Insurance Rates
2019/20 2018/19

Primary Threshold

£8,632

£8,424

Rate

12%

12%

Upper Earnings Limit

£50,000

£50,000

Rate

2%

2%

 
 
Class 1 Employers National Insurance Rates
2019/20 2018/19

Secondary Threshold

£8,632

£8,424

Rate

13.8%

13.8%

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The Company

 

About Us

Why Qdos?

 

Qdos Contractor are one of the leading providers of specialist contractor insurance services in the UK. Our online application process takes only a matter of minutes with all documentation issued instantly. Unlike many other brokers, we don’t hide our premiums until you've provided your details, as we are confident that our premiums, service and product are the best in the market. In addition, Qdos Contractor is one of the leading authorities on the IR35 legislation and have handled well over 1,500 IR35 enquiries on behalf of UK contractors.

 

Our History

 

Qdos began in 1988 as a tax consultancy business and has grown significantly over the past two decades, providing expert business services, products and advice. Over the years, Qdos has grown in both size and reputation as a trusted contractor insurance broker as well as an expert tax advisor. Our aim is to provide UK contractors with the assistance and service with IR35 issues they need as well as sustaining excellent quality and competitive premiums in the contractor insurance market.

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