In the November 2021 Autumn Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that some income tax and National Insurance rates and allowances would increase to allow for a 1.25% social care levy. So, based on what we know so far, what will the personal tax allowance, National Insurance and Income Tax rates be for 2022/23?

National Insurance Rates 

Class 1 NICs (Employee and Employers)

Class 1 NICs: Employee and Employers (£ per week)

Tax year 2021-22

Tax year 2022-23

Weekly Lower Earnings Limit (LEL)



Weekly Primary Threshold (PT)



Weekly Secondary Threshold (ST)



Upper Earnings Limit (UEL)



Upper Secondary Threshold for under 21s



Apprentice Upper Secondary Threshold (AUST) for under 25s




Class 2 NICs: Self Employed

Tax year 2021-22

Tax year 2022-23

Small Profits Threshold (SPT) (£ per year)



Class 2 contribution rates

Tax year 2021-22

Tax year 2022-23

Annual Profits (£ per year)

£ per week

£ per week

Below SPT

£3.05 (voluntary)

£3.15 (voluntary)

Above SPT



Class 3 NICs (Voluntary)

Class 3 NICs: Voluntary Contributions (£ per week)

Tax year 2021-22

Tax year 2022-23

Voluntary contributions



Class 4 NICs (Self Employed

Class 4 NICs: Self Employed (£ per year)

Tax year 2021-22

Tax year 2022-23

Lower Profits Limit (LPL)



Upper Profits Limit (UPL)



Income Tax personal allowance

The personal tax allowance for 2022/23 are frozen at £12,570.

Basic rate limit

The income tax basic rate limit remains frozen at at £37,700.


The Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) remains at £120 per week. Basic and new state pensions go up 3.1% from 12 April 2022 in line with the CPI increase.


While the figures above reflect our understanding of upcoming income tax, personal allowance and NI changes, if further changes are announced we will let you know. Of course, if you’d like help with your annual tax return, please get in touch.

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