National Insurance classes
The class you pay depends on your employment status and how much you earn.
|National Insurance class||Who pays|
|Class 1||Employees earning more than £183 a week and under State Pension age - they’re automatically deducted by your employer|
|Class 1A or 1B||Employers pay these directly on their employee’s expenses or benefits|
|Class 2||Self-employed people earning more than £6,475 a year. If you’re earning less than this, you can choose to pay voluntary contributions to fill or avoid gaps in your National Insurance record|
|Class 3||Voluntary contributions - you can pay them to fill or avoid gaps in your National Insurance record|
|Class 4||Self-employed people earning profits of £9,501 or more a year|
See the current rates for Class 1, 2 and 4 contributions.