National Insurance and Locums
What is National Insurance?
National Insurance is the UK tax system paid by employers and workers for the funding of state benefits, including the State Pension. The level of contribution is based on your earnings and different rules apply to workers operating in different circumstances, i.e. self-employed workers.
Your NI is YOUR Responsibility
When working as a self-employed locum vet or vet nurse, it is important that you understand your obligations in respect to maintaining your National Insurance contributions, in addition to your main Income Tax liability.
You are responsible for ensuring your National Insurance and Income Tax obligations are met, not your employer.
It can be more straight forward to engage an Umbrella Organisation to maintain your invoicing, tax and NI responsibilities.
While we have many years’ experience in recruitment, we are not financial or tax specialists and would always recommend seeking professional advice.
Putting in the work to establish yourself as a self-employed locum vet or veterinary nurse is time well invested. Our veterinary recruitment agency has worked with a number of new self-employed vets so if you have any questions, need any advice, or just need pointing in the right direction, then please contact us.