A National Insurance bill can be paid online at Gov.uk by direct debit. The National Insurance program in the United Kingdom is a system of mandatory worker contribution to help pay for various social insurance programs.Continue Reading
The National Insurance program has existed for more than 100 years, but the significance of the program has risen over time. Approximately one-fifth of the revenue collected by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs department comes from the National Insurance program.
There are four classes of payment to National Insurance. Class 1 contributions are paid by employers and employees in connection with traditional payroll. Class 2 contributions are weekly payments made by self-employed workers. Class 3 contributions are made by workers attempting to fill gaps in their National Insurance payment record. Class 4 contributions are made by self-employed workers and come from employment profits.
The U.K. government allows National Insurance payment by direct debit, by cheque through the post, at a bank, or at a post office. Specific instructions are available online. The account number and sort numbers for online payments differ by payment class. Any payment requires a payer's National Insurance identification number, which is given out to every child in the United Kingdom before they turn 16.Learn more about Personal Banking