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how do I start paying NI? want the kids in preschool for 30 hours

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user1467297746 Tue 06-Jun-17 12:56:54

we moved back to the UK after decades away - I had a business overseas for my design work.

We became domiciled last october but I havent done anywork until last month.. My clients are still my old overseas clients.

My partner is working 20 hours a week and we want to get 30 hours care for the kids.

how to go about this?

InTheRedTent Thu 08-Jun-17 13:01:01

Without taxes submitted or current wage slips it will be very difficult. I am self employed, they needed evidence of current earnings for the last 3 months to prove each week I had earned over the £120 a week minimum as my last submitted tax year (2015-2016) I was only working for a small part of it as I gave myself 18 months maternity. You will need to do the same for your partner. Both must evidence earning over £120 a week consistently.

InTheRedTent Thu 08-Jun-17 13:01:34

But national insurance is irrelevant, it is evidence you are working 16 hours and earning minimum wage or more.

MacarenaFerreiro Sat 10-Jun-17 19:38:41

Do you have a National Insurance number? Applying for one will be your first step - but if you lived in the UK unil the age of 16 you should already have one. Call HMRC and ask. You'll then have to register as self-employed, in fact you should probably have done this already. It doesn't matter where your clients are based - it's that you're here and should be paying tax and NI here.

No idea about the benefits thing or free childcare but it will depend on lots of factors, including earnings.

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