On 7 September, Boris Johnson announced that a new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding in England.
For the tax year 2022-23, national insurance contributions will increase by 1.25% for anyone earning more than £9,568 per annum.
For example, for someone who earns £20,000 per annum, their National Insurance Contribution (NIC) is currently is £104.36 per month. With the increased 1.25% from April 2022, their NIC will be £115.23 per month, and the monthly difference of £10.87 will result in a NIC increase of £130.44 per annum.
For earnings of £30,000K per annum, NIC increase will be £255
For earnings of £50,000K per annum, NIC increase will be £505
For earnings of £80,000K per annum, NIC increase will be £880
For earnings of £100,000K per annum, NIC increase will be £1130
From April 2023 National Insurance will return to its current rate. A new health and social care tax will be introduced that will apply to both employers and employees. On wage slips it will appear as a “Health and Social Care Levy”.
For example, for someone who earns £30,000K per annum, the employer’s NIC is currently is £243.29 per month. With the increased 1.25% from Apr 2022, the NIC will be £265.33 per month and the monthly difference of £22.04 will result in a NIC increase of £264.45 per annum.
Example for an annual salary of £30,000:
2021-22 Monthly Contribution
2022-23 Monthly Contribution
NIC Employees at 12%
NIC Employees at 13.5%
NIC Employers at 13.8%
NIC Employers at 15.05%
NIC difference per month:
Employees = £21.29
Employers = £22.04
NIC difference per annum:
Employees = £255.45
Employers = £264.45
When taking the example of a medium sized company with 250 employees, with an average annual salary of £30,000., employers NIC alone would increase by £66,112.50 per annum.