CIPP Survey: Employer’s National Insurance Contributions holiday for businesses employing veterans

04 September 2020

One of the pledges in the Conservative manifesto 2019 related to “reducing National Insurance contributions for employers if they employ ex-Service personnel.” It has since been confirmed that, from 6 April 2021, any businesses employing  veterans will not pay employer National Insurance (NI) contributions on their wages for the first 12 months of their civilian employment.

HMRC has published a consultation, which aims to seek clarity on how the government should define the ‘veterans’ that would be eligible for this relief, if there are any employment periods that should qualify and fundamentally, how the new policy should be administered effectively.  

The CIPP’s Policy and research team will be submitting a formal written response to the consultation and wants to include the opinions of our members. We have, therefore, constructed a survey, which asks for your feedback by asking a variety of questions that delve in to the finer details of how the new policy should be operated.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and will remain open for responses until 11:45 PM on 30 September 2020. We understand that payroll professionals are exceptionally busy at the moment, but would really appreciate any time that you can dedicate to answering the survey. This is your opportunity to feed in to a government policy that will shape the work that payroll professionals carry out.


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