If you wish to work or study within the UK you will be required by law to acquire a National Insurance Number. You will pay National Insurance contributions if you are age 16 or over, an employee earning more than £153 per week or if you are self employed and making a profit over £5,885 per annum. The exact amount that you pay will depend on how much you earn and whether you are employed or self-employed.
National Insurance contributions allow you to qualify for some benefits including a State Pension. All contributions are recorded against your own unique National Insurance Number. You will need a National Insurance Number when making an application for benefits because you will be asked to provide it. This is so that your National Insurance contributions can be checked. The amount of benefit that you receive can depend on your National Insurance contribution record.
You will need to provide your National Insurance Number if you are a student and would like to make an application for a student loan. You will also need a National Insurance Number if you are considering opening an Individual Savings Account (ISA).
When working in the UK it is law that you pay a certain amount of National Insurance and Tax to the government in relation to your circumstances and the amount you earn.
Posted - 26-07-2016
One of the many benefits of having an NI Number Card is that you don't end up paying a higher rate of National Insurance or Tax, you only pay the amount which you owe..
Posted - 20-07-2016
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Posted - 8-06-2016
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