Simplifying NICs for the self-employed

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is considering plans to simplify the way self-employed people pay National Insurance Contributions (NICs).

HMRC National Insurance Contributions Rosemary Lunn Roz Lunn The Underwater Marketing Company Self EmployedHMRC is exploring whether it would be simpler to collect these contributions alongside Class 4 NICs and Income Tax through the Self Assessment process. The aim is to reduce the administrative burden on self-employed people. The proposals have been published for consultation, and the self-employed and those who represent them are encouraged to respond to the consultation by 9 October 2013.

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