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Abolish the Upper Earnings Limit for National Insurance

Submitted by Jan Bryan Cosgrove on Wednesday 8th September 2021

Published on Wednesday 15th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 15th March 2022

Current Signatures: 62
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Abolish the Upper Earnings Limit for National Insurance

Petition Details

To remove the Upper Earnings Limit in employee National Insurance contributions which, at the moment means that those on £50,000 pa pay only 2% employee NI on their income above that level.

Additional Information

Abolishing the Upper Earnings Limit should increase National Insurance revenue by billions of pounds a year.

Today, someone earning £1 million pays, in effect, 2,4% of gross income on employer NI, whilst someone on £25k pays 7.4%, on £50k 9.7%. An MP pays 6.7% on basic MP salary.

Abolition of the UEL would make contributions more equitable, ensure improved funding the NI system on a sustained basis, and reflect ability to pay.


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