Check a National Insurance number using Basic PAYE Tools

Find out how to check a National Insurance number if you’re an employer and your commercial payroll software does not have this facility.



This guide will help you complete this task using Basic PAYE Tools (BPT). It includes examples of the screens you will see in BPT and simple to follow instructions.

Published 12 June 2014
Last updated 18 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. The guidance for Basic PAYE Tools on how to check a National Insurance number has been updated for the tax year 2018 to 2019.
  2. Updated guidance available.
  3. This guide includes changes to reflect 2015 Basic PAYE Tools screen shots, new url's and telephone number and removal of out of data items.
  4. First published.