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National Insurance Contributions Bill
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This bill deals with National Insurance and tax avoidance by employers.

MAIN PROVISIONS
BILL'S PROGRESS
Responsible department: Work and Pensions
Origin: House of Commons
Introduced: 11 Oct 2005
Second reading: 27 Oct 2005
Committee stage: 15 Nov 2005
Remaining stages: 15 Dec 2005
LORDS:
First reading: 19 Dec 2005
Second reading: 9 Jan 2006
Committee stage: 26 Jan 2006
Report stage: 28 Feb 2006
Third reading: 20 March 2006

ROYAL ASSENT: 30 March 2006
  • Allows National Insurance Contributions (NICs) to include retrospective tax charges - or liability - from 2 December 2004
  • Prevents NICs agreements being used by employers to pass on secondary liabilty, on certian - security based - incomes
  • Extends to NICs the rax disclosure rules brought in by the Finance Act 2004

    BACKGROUND

    This is a technical bill, linked to the Finance Act.

    Existing NIC legislation does not allow regulations to be made as far back as December 2004



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