Voluntary Class 2 when also FT employed


I am a full time employee paying National Insurance through my payslip. I also do self-employed work & have completed a tax return for the past number of years. Class 2 contributions have been voluntary but I have always paid them. Is there any benefit of paying Class 2 contributions on the years that Class 1(?) contributions are paid via FT employment?

*This is the stuff you should have learnt in school!!
Thanks in advance.


  • QrizB
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    If I recall correctly, if you have a steady job paying more than 12 hours a week on at least national adult minimum wage, you're already paying enough NI to earn years for your pension and there's no benefit in paying additional voluntary NI.
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    No benefit whatsoever except for getting that warm fuzzy feeling that you are helping pay down the national debt :)
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