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Probably dumb question - diff between employers & employees national insurance?

(7 Posts)
tiredenough Thu 27-Mar-14 15:45:00

Hi- help please! If a gross wage is agreed (£10 per hour) are all natl insurance contributions taken from this? Is there a difference between employee & employer national insurance?
Thank you in advance

CalamitouslyWrong Thu 27-Mar-14 15:46:54

A gross wage will be what the employee is paid before their national insurance and tax. The employer's NI is additional to this.

nannynick Thu 27-Mar-14 15:50:37

Employees NI is deducted fron gross salary.
Employers NI is paid on top of gross salary.
Employer is responsible for paying both to HMRC.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 28-Mar-14 07:08:51

I do think its unfair employers have to pay ni for a nanny. It can add £2/3k on a year

And esp out of their nett/take home pay

Have always said childcare costs should be taken out of gross salary and then the employers taxed on what is left

Sure I have asked this before but why do they need to pay it. Who came up with the idea bloody government

nannynick Fri 28-Mar-14 07:21:33

Think it dates back to 1911.

MrAnchovy Fri 28-Mar-14 16:25:08

Blondes it can easily be over £4,000 a year (on £12.90ph gross for 55hpw).

As Nick says it goes back to 1911, although it was a fixed amount per week until 1974.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 28-Mar-14 23:34:14

Sorry I work 3 days a week hence lower figure

It's a huge amount for 5 day /full time sad

Sure that's why so any families want to pay cih or a se nanny to escape the ni

Be much easier just to quote a gross figure and times
By weekly hours to work out what a nanny would cost
For parents

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