National Insurance Contributions: British Nationals Abroad

HM Treasury written question – answered on 9th January 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who work overseas have opted to pay National Insurance contributions.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

People who have left the UK to work overseas may be able to pay Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) voluntarily. The most recent estimate is that around 20,000 people working overseas have paid Class 2 NICs voluntarily for the 2015-16 tax year.

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