Find out which non-EU countries the UK has agreements on national insurance and entitlement to benefits. The social security position of workers working in EU member states becomes more complex with the expiry of the interim Brexit agreement. The final position cannot be published until the end of 2020, but the current situation is described below. If you are seconded to the UK from an EEA country or Switzerland, please read what happens if I am a seconded worker from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland?. The answers to the following questions assume that you are from a non-EEA/Switzerland country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement. The government`s aim is to sign a new agreement that reflects current EU rules on social security coordination. For example, the draft coordination agreement provides for seconded workers to maintain social security in their country of origin for up to 24 months, with a possible extension, and conflict rules are established for workers working in the UK and the EU. When you work for an employer in a country with a reciprocity agreement or a dual co-payment agreement (sometimes called “bilateral social security agreements”), you usually pay social security contributions in that country instead of social security. If you are normally self-employed in a country with a valid social security contract with the UK and you will also be self-employed in the UK, you may not have to pay UK NIC. Instead, you can stay in your home country. Migrants sent to Britain on behalf of a country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement may not be required to pay social security contributions (NICs) in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
We`ll explain below. The list of countries that have a mutual agreement with the United Kingdom has been updated. Even if you do not use benefits in the UK or if you are only here for a short period of time, you normally cannot recover NIC if you leave, unless it was paid in error (for example. B you paid UK NIC if the agreement provided that you should have paid in your home country). The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. There is a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK social security agreements.