The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on National Insurance Contributions – 21 November 1985

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on National Insurance Contributions on 21st November 1985.

Mr. Wainwright Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what extent remuneration of employees by way of profit-sharing is exempt from employers’ and employees’ national insurance contributions.

Mr. Major Profits distributed by way of bonuses form part of normal earnings and are therefore liable for national insurance contributions. The Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 1979 specify conditions under which profits distributed through trust funds or certain profit-sharing schemes are disregarded for the purposes of National Insurance contributions.