National Insurance Rates 2021/22

This blog refers to SBS Budgets, our budget management software accessed anywhere via SBS Online.

National Insurance

The National Insurance rates for 2021/22 have now been released by the HMRC.

As in previous years, the employer contribution rate of 13.8% has remained the same. The thresholds have increased slightly, meaning the new National Insurance table looks like this:

Age bracket Weekly Earning (£) Yearly Earnings (£) Rate (%)
21 or over ⩽170 ⩽8840 0
>170 >8840 13.8
Under 21 ⩽967 ⩽50270 0
>967 >50270 13.8

For the full details please visit the .gov website.

SBS Customers

This table is now available on SBS Budgets. Instructions on how to apply this to your budget can be found on the dashboard.

Please note: SBS Budgets caters for NI calculations across employees who are under 21. It also accurately calculates NI contributions where an employee holds multiple contracts.

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