The National Insurance increase from April 2022

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The National Insurance increase from April 2022


Every year the National Insurance thresholds and rates are reviewed with an eye to either having a national insurance increase or leaving them as they are.

For 6 April 2022 to 5 April 2023 the contributions will increase by 1.25%. The government state that this will be spent on social care in the UK and the NHS.

The national insurance increase will be applicable to:

  • Employees – Class 1
  • Self-employed – Class 4
  • Class 1, 1A and 1B – employers

If you are over the State Pension age, this will not apply.

How the national insurance increase effects employees.

Class 1 National Insurance are the contributions that employees pay. The rates for most people for the 2021 to 2022 tax year are:

Your pay Class 1 National Insurance rate
£184 to £967 a week (£797 to £4,189 a month) 12%
Over £967 a week (£4,189 a month) 2%

You’ll pay less if are a:

Employers pay a different rate of National Insurance depending on their employees’ category letter.

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