National Insurance holiday scheme

The new regional National Insurance Contributions holiday came into effect on 6 September 2010. New businesses set up outside London, the South East and East of England are now eligible for a NIC holiday of up to £5,000 for each new employee they take on in the first year of their business. The scheme will…

Check if NI numbers and VAT numbers are valid

A guide to help you determine if NI numbers and VAT numbers are valid. Certain PAYE returns (P35, P11D) will be rejected by HMR&C if a National Insurance number (NINO) is incorrectly displayed. Valid numbers always follow the same format, two letters, followed by six numbers, followed by a single letter. i.e. AB123456D. The following…