If you have not set up a direct debit for your Class 2 National Insurance contributions, a payment request should have been issued to you in April covering the 26 week liability from 9 October 2011 to 7 April 2012. The due date of payment for these contributions is 31 July 2012.
If you do not pay your Class 2 National Insurance contributions by the due date they may become due at a higher rate and adversely affect entitlement to contributory benefits. If you have not received a request for payment, contact us for advice.
When making your payment to HMRC it is important that you ensure you are using the correct reference number. Your reference number is shown on the letter HMRC sends you and is made up of 18 digits - for example 110362020162306149. This reference is only an example and should not be used to make a payment (the first two characters are always '11' and the final character can be an 'X').
It is important that you show the reference with no gaps between the characters otherwise it could lead to delays in updating your account. You can check the number using HMRC's online checker tool.
Further information on how to pay your class 2 national insurance can be obtained at on the HMRC website.