Consultation outcome

National Insurance credits changes

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

Government response to consultation on proposed changes to National Insurance (NI) credits.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation sought views on proposed changes to National Insurance (NI) credits.


Consultation description

This consultation sought views to inform 2 National Insurance (NI) credits changes:

  • introducing new NI credits for grandparents and certain other adult family members who provide familial childcare for children under the age of 12
  • bringing to an end awards of NI credits for the tax year in which people reach age 16 and the 2 following tax years - ‘Starting Credits’