I am currently on the payroll part time at one company, so paying national insurance contributions off my wages. However, when I started to do more freelance work in addition to this employment, I registered as self-employed to and set up my own national insurance contributions. I think this means I am paying twice. How to I sort out what I should be paying across the whole of my income?
However, this situation depends upon exactly how much you are earning and you do need to be aware that there is a cap on contributions an individual is required to make.
The best way to ensure that you are not over-paying is by filling in the relevant NIC form (you can download it from the Inland Revenue website – www.hmrc.gov.uk), sending it to the Inland Revenue and they will calculate it all for you.
If you would like further help with this, please feel free to contact me.