National Insurance

The National Insurance small business archive.


How much national insurance hike will cost your business

The Government's £11bn national insurance tax grab to pay for social care will hurt economic recovery and create unemployment, warn small businesses and economists


Expected national insurance hike to cost businesses £3.5bn

Economists and business lobbyists warn that increasing national insurance will hurt employment and lower wages


Small business owners face increased national insurance contributions

Small business owners and employees would pay extra 1% on national insurance contributions to fund growing social care problem


Rishi Sunak ignores small business and self-employed in Spending Review

Chancellor blanks calls for cut in national insurance to help businesses scarred by the pandemic and targeted support for excluded self-employed

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MPs to fight Sunak over move to hike national insurance for self-employed

Tory backbenchers decry plans to hike self-employed national insurance from 9 per cent to 12 per cent

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Sajid Javid cools talk of raising national insurance threshold to £12,500

Tory move to lift national insurance threshold to £12,500 would put nearly £700 each in the pockets of millions of small business workers


Boris Johnson offers small firms nearly £500m worth of tax cuts

Prime minister Boris Johnson woos small businesses with package of jobs tax cut and reducing business rate burden


Boris Johnson to fund tax cuts by increasing NI contributions

Small business owners and sole traders would fork out for plan to cut income tax for anybody earning over £50,000

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Christmas entertaining could leave employers with a tax bill

It's a lovely gesture at this time of year to take the staff out for a celebratory lunch or drinks. However there could be tax implications so best check on what these are

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The benefits of national insurance

Here, we look at the main benefits to paying National Insurance.

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Merging National Insurance and income tax 

It would be a welcome measure, but how realistic is the proposal to merge payroll and National Insurance?


FSB: Extend NIC holidays for growth

The government must extend the National Insurance Contributions (NIC) holiday to allow existing firms to create an environment for job creation and to help stem high unemployment, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says.

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze