Pay Class 2 National Insurance if you do not pay through Self Assessment

Bank details for online or telephone banking, CHAPS, Bacs

Paying from the UK

Use your online or telephone banking account to make your payment to the following HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) bank account.

Sort code Account number Account name
08 32 20 12001004 HMRC NICO

Reference number

Use the 18-digit reference number shown on your HMRC payment request, when you make a payment. Do not leave any spaces between the digits.

Your payment may be delayed if you use the wrong reference number.

How long it takes

Payments made by Faster Payments (online or telephone banking) will usually reach HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the same or next day, including weekends and bank holidays.

CHAPS payments usually reach HMRC the same working day if you pay within your bank’s processing times.

Bacs payments usually take 3 working days.

Check your bank’s transaction limits and processing times before making a payment.

Overseas payments

If you’re paying from abroad, the account you pay into depends on whether you’re using a UK or non-UK account.

Account type Sort code Account number
UK 20 20 48 30944793
Account type Account number (IBAN) Bank Identifier Code (BIC)
Non-UK GB49BARC20204830944793 BARCGB22

For either account, pay to account name ‘HMRC NIC receipts’.

Reference number

Use your National Insurance number followed by ‘IC’, your surname then your initial. If your bank limits you to a certain amount of characters, you should use your National Insurance number followed by ‘IC’ and as much of your surname as possible.

Example If your name is Anne Jones, you’d write the reference as QQ123456AICJONESA

If you’re an employer paying for an employee living abroad, you should use your 13-character employer number.

Banking address

HMRC’s banking address is:

Barclays Bank PLC
1 Churchill Place
United Kingdom
E14 5HP