The rates for the 2018 to 2019 tax year are:
- £2.95 a week for Class 2
- £14.65 a week for Class 3
When you pay different rates
You usually pay the current rate when you make a voluntary contribution.
However, if you’re paying Class 2 contributions for the previous tax year or Class 3 contributions for the previous 2 tax years, you pay the original rate for those tax years.
If you’re a man born after 5 April 1951 or a woman born after 5 April 1953
You’ll pay different rates if you pay voluntary contributions by 5 April 2019 to make up for gaps between April 2006 and April 2016.
|Your contribution||What it covers||Rate you pay until 5 April 2019|
|Class 2||Gaps between 6 April 2006 and 5 April 2011||£2.65 a week|
|Class 2||Gaps between 6 April 2011 and 5 April 2016||Rate from the year your contribution covers|
|Class 3||Gaps between 6 April 2006 and 5 April 2010||£13.25 a week|
|Class 3||Gaps between 6 April 2010 and 5 April 2016||Rate from the year your contribution covers|
Call HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) if you have questions about voluntary National Insurance.