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NI number cards phased out

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HMRC has confirmed that from this month it will no longer issue national insurance number cards. The department stopped issuing replacement cards in October 2010 and stopped issuing cards to adults in July 2011.

Millions of people will still have a card, HMRC said, but they are no longer necessary: ‘Now the cards have been replaced, there will be growing numbers of people who will have a letter instead. If you are an employer you will need to bear this in mind when taking on a new employee.’