Hello, if you were genuinely an employee, then it is usual for the employer to operate a PAYE scheme where they deduct all due taxes direct from your pay and they then make all payments due by you to the Revenue. So if you were an employee and earn at least the minimum for NI contributions to be made, it is compulsory for the employer to operate the PAYE scheme and make these payments on your behalf
Do you happen to know what the minimum is?
Are you not answering as you consider this a second question or is there a problem with the site??
Hi sorry only just seen this, the lower earnings limit for 2013-2014 is £109 a week
Hope you didn't think I was being rude. Thank you once again for your assistance.
Do you know where I could look it up for 2009-12?
not a problem, here are the other rates
2009 - 2010 - £95
2010 - 2011 - £97
2011 - 2012 - £102
2012 - 2013 - £107
the new rates apply when the new financial year starts every April
I hope this has answered your query. Please take a second to leave a positive rating, or if you are unhappy for some reason with the advice - please get back to me and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you very much
It is not the same as income tax, which is what you pay on your income, NI contributions are paid towards certain state benefits, you can get the full list here:https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance/what-national-insurance-is-for