National Insurance - Voluntary Payments

You may well be thinking "Voluntary taxation payments, how unpopular that must be!". However, given that National Insurance payment provides a benefit, you may choose to pay a contribution voluntarily. This would be a simple £12.60 per week.

These are usually referred to as Class of contribution 3.

That is all I am about to say on National Insurance. As I said above, it baffled me initially. By deliberately avoiding the logic of the class contribution I hope it makes more sense to you.