Simplifying NICs for the self-employed
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is considering plans to simplify the way self-employed people pay National Insurance Contributions (NICs).
HMRC is exploring whether it would be simpler to collect these contributions alongside Class 4 NICs and Income Tax through the Self Assessment process. The aim is to reduce the administrative burden on self-employed people. The proposals have been published for consultation, and the self-employed and those who represent them are encouraged to respond to the consultation by 9 October 2013.