If Labour stay in power after the election then NI is set to increase next year by 0.5% - on top of the 0.5% rise that was announced back in 2008. And whether you're an employee or an employer, it is likely you will feel the impact.
For employees earning more than £20,000, you will unfortunately be affected by the rise, which is likely to increase the need for payroll outsourcing. More seriously, if you're a business paying salaries above £14,000 then you will unfortunately be affected by the levy.
These rises, which go right to the heart of small businesses, could see firms landed with millions of pounds in additional debt: just exactly what they don't need amid a recession.
The Conservatives are supposedly planning to scrap the planned increase in NI, which is another possibility.
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