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What do you do if your new employee turns up with no National Insurance (NI) number? I decided to update myself on current guidance so I thought I would make a phone call or two. It was not quite as simple as it should have been as I had to make six phone calls before I was happy with the result. I do not think that I got the right one though as the comments below the article reveal.
Back to basics
A NI number is issued to UK residents automatically just before their 16th birthday providing that their parents have claimed child benefit. People coming into the UK from abroad may need to apply for one. The reason that an NI number is important is that it is unique to you and records y...