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National Insurance is a cost that self-employed contractors have to consider, so as a recruiter you may find yourself fielding questions about how CIS contractors pay national insurance. In this article we’ll cover all the basic information you’ll need to advise your contractors.

Class 1 National Insurance applies to employees, and does not apply to self-employed contractors. However, your CIS contractors will have to pay class 2 and class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs).


If you’re a recruiter engaging CIS contractors, you may be familiar with this question, and indeed your clients may insist that your contractors have appropriate insurance. Insurance is a cost that your contractors will need to plan for, and it’s important that they get the right advice. So, what insurance do CIS contractors need?

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As you’re probably aware, the reform of IR35 in the Private Sector is set to take place in April 2020.

At the moment, if the end client is a private-sector organisation, you don’t need to worry about the contractor’s IR35 status, but that is due to change.


IR35 is a hot topic among contractors these days. Of course, to some degree this has been the case since it was first implemented, and it hasn’t been out of the industry headlines since the Public-sector reform in 2017.

Things are heating up, though, as Private-sector reform approaches, contractors realise their IR35 status is about to be taken out of their hands, and end clients realise how much work they still have to do.

With the IR35 / Off Payroll reforms applying from April 2020, I’ve been writing a lot about how the new post-reform landscape will affect wining-work strategies and in particular, how to write an IR35-friendly CV, writes Matt Craven, Founder of The CV and Interview Advisors.