Class 2 rate
Charged at £2.10 per week. If earnings are below £5,035 per annum averaged over the year, ask the DSS about 'small income exception'. Details are in leaflet CA02.
Business profits up to £5,035 per annum are charged at NIL. Annual profits between £5,035 and £33,540 are charged at 8% of the profit. There is also a charge on profits over £33,540 of 1%. Class 4 contributions are collected by the Inland Revenue along with the income tax due.
Capital allowances (depreciation) rates
Plant and machinery: 25% (40% first-year allowance is available for certain small businesses)
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