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National Insurance

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many companies or individuals were prosecuted during 1985 and 1986 by his Department for non-payment of national insurance contributions on behalf of their employees.

NHS staff in post: Liverpool district health authority at 30 September
Whole-time equivalent1
Staff group19821983198419851986
Medical2560580550560540
Nursing35,1604,9604,7804,7804,920
Midwifery3230260270290290
Administrative and Clerical1,3601,3301,3501,2901,310
Ancillary42,6302,4902,3202,1901,860
Source: DHSS annual census of NHS medical and non-medical manpower.
1 Figures are independently rounded to the nearest ten (10) whole-time equivalents.

Both criminal and civil proceedings are used to recover class 1 national insurance contributions which have not been paid by employers. The numbers of court proceedings involving individuals and companies were as follows:

19851986
Criminal Proceedings1714
Civil Proceedings1,1961,482

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how much has been expended by his Department since 1979 on national insurance credits in cases where deductions had been made by employers but then not passed on.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the national insurance contribution per year of a person on average earnings.

In 1988–89 a person on average earnings is expected to earn £175 per week and will therefore contribute £15·75 per week if not contracted out of the state earnings related pension scheme (SERPS) and £13·07 per week if contracted out of SERPS. A person receiving £175 during each week in 1988–89, will pay £819 in contributions if not contracted out, and £679·64 if contracted out, on the basis of 52 weekly payments.