Voluntary National Insurance

Rates

The rates for the 2019 to 2020 tax year are:

  • £3 a week for Class 2
  • £15 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 2020 to make up for gaps between April 2006 and April 2016.

Your contribution What it covers Rate you pay until 5 April 2020
Class 2 Gaps between 6 April 2006 and 5 April 2011 £3 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 £15 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.