2017/2018 National Insurance Rates for SIMS

National Insurance rates

The new 2017/2018 National Insurance table rates will need to be added to SIMS Personnel.

The following table displays the new rates:

Band Upper Monthly Earnings Limit Lower Monthly Earnings Limit Rate 1 Rate 2
1  490.00 0.00 0.0000 0.0000
2 672.00 490.01 0.0000 0.0000
3  680.00 672.01 0.0000 0.0000
4 3337.00 680.01 13.8000 13.8000
5 3750.00 3337.01 13.8000 13.8000
6 0.00 3750.01 13.8000 13.8000

To update SIMS Personnel with the new NI rates, please follow the steps below:

  • In SIMS, go to Tools | Staff | National Insurance Rates.
  • Click on the ‘New’ button and type in the start date[1] and enter 6 for the no. of bands
  • Enter the table values as shown above
  • Save your changes.

Please note: A ‘rounding’ difference may arise for some employees of approximately £1 – £2 per month.

[1] If the table is entered with a Start Date of 06/04/2017, the April 2017 NI projections in FMS will be slightly different to those in following months. To avoid this, enter the table with a Start Date of 01/04/2017.

If you require any assistance then please contact us either by phone on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the SIMS Service Desk


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