Closed consultation

Simplifying the National Insurance processes for the self-employed

We are analysing your feedback

Visit this page again soon to download the outcome to this public feedback.

Feedback received

Simplifying the National Insurance processes for the self employed: consultation response

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail of feedback received

This document is a summary of the responses received to this consultation. There was strong support for reforming self-employed National Insurance contributions. The government will consider these comments in more detail and provide an update at Budget 2014.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation looks at the option of collecting Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) alongside Class 4 NICs and income tax through the Self Assessment process.


Consultation description

No decisions have been taken that commits collecting Class 2 NICs through Self Assessment. This consultation seeks to test whether collecting Class 2 NICs alongside income tax and Class 4 NICs would be simpler and reduce the administrative burden on the self-employed community.

This consultation is aimed at self-employed people, agents who act on the behalf of self-employed people and bodies that represent self-employed people.