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Simplifying the National Insurance processes for the self-employed

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

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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.

Summary

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.

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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.

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Simplifying the National Insurance processes for the self-employed

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Published 18 July 2013
Last updated 17 December 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include responses document.
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