National Insurance Number

If you will be working or claiming benefits you need to apply for a National Insurance Number. If you are applying for benefits Jobcentre Plus will do this as part of your application. If you will be working for an employer or registered as Self Employed you will need to make the application by telephoning Jobcentre Plus on 0845 600 0643. Lines are open 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday and Jobcentre Plus will arrange an ‘Evidence of Identity’ interview for you or send you a postal application.

The interview will usually be one-to-one. You will be asked questions about why you need a National Insurance number, your background and circumstances. You will also have to prove your identity. Take as many ‘identity documents’ (originals, not photocopies) as you can to the interview.

Examples of Documents which count are:

• Valid passport (UK or foreign)
• National identity card (UK or foreign)
• Residence permit or residence card
Including biometric immigration residency documents
• Full birth or adoption certificate
• Full marriage or civil partnership certificate
• Driving license (UK or foreign)

During the interview a national insurance number application form will be completed and you will be asked to sign it.

Access the Jobcentre website at for further information

Income Tax Rates 2013 – 2014 by tax band and type of income
Income Tax BandIncome Tax Rate on Non Savings IncomeIncome Tax Rate on SavingsIncome Tax Rate on Dividends
£0 to £2,790
Starting Rate for Savings
Not Available10%Not Applicable – See Basic Rate Band
£0 – 32, 010
Basic Rate
£32,011 – £150,000
Higher Rate
Over £150,000
Additional Rate

 See Also:


– Money – Employment
– National Insurance Contributions – CSCS Card
– Child Benefits – UK’s Top 10 Job Sites
– Tax Credits – Unique Taxpayer Reference