Employment Allowance Question

Robster88 Forumite Posts: 121
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I am a co-director of a small not for profit. For the first two months, the other director was the only employee of the company. As such we did not claim employment allowance, and so paid employer National Insurance contributions. 

I have recently also become employed by the company, and so I believe are now eligible to claim employment allowance. 

When doing this months payroll (via FreeAgent) I checked the box to say that we are wanting to claim employment allowance.

The figure it says for the amount of employment allowance claimed now however is the total amount of employer’s National Insurance since the company started, including the two months where there was only one employee (and so employment allowance wasn’t claimed). 

I’m a bit confused why it’s saying that is the figure, and not just the amount of National Insurance for the month when we had two employees? 

Does anyone know why that is? 



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