Employers, employees and the self-employed who are liable to pay National Insurance contributions and individuals that would be liable to pay National Insurance contributions were it not for pension age restrictions are affected. Individuals who only pay Class 2 and Class 3 National Insurance contributions will not be affected.
The Social Care Levy is a new measure being introduced in the 2022-23 tax year which provides for a temporary 1.25 percentage point increase to both the main and additional rates of Class 1, Class 1A, Class 1B and Class 4 National Insurance contributions for the 2022 to 2023 tax year. All revenue raised will go directly to support the NHS and equivalent bodies across the UK.
From April 2023 onwards, the National Insurance contributions rates will decrease back to 2021 to 2022 tax year levels and will be replaced by a new 1.25% Health and Social Care Levy where the revenue will be ringfenced to support UK health and social care bodies.
Any individuals above State Pension age will not be affected by the temporary increase to National Insurance contributions for the 2022 to 2023 tax year but will be liable to pay the levy from April 2023.
The new Health and Social Care Levy will be subject to the same reliefs, thresholds and requirements of the qualifying National Insurance contribution (Class 1, Class 1A, Class 1B or Class 4) in respect of which the Levy is payable.
For payroll providers your payroll software should include an automatic payslip message which details the above for the entire tax year 2022/23. Please contact your payroll provider for more information.
Alternatively, please contact the Critchleys payroll manager directly or visit the following local government website for more information:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-and-social-care-levy/health-and-social-care-levy
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