4. This agreement does not apply to the social security legislation of the institutions of the European Community, to the social security agreements or agreements concluded by one of the parties with a third party, nor to the laws or regulations that amend the legislation covered in paragraph 1 with regard to the entry into force of such an agreement or convention. , does not prevent a party from complying, in accordance with its legislation, with the provisions of other agreements or agreements it has entered into with a third party. 1. The competent authorities of the parties to this agreement make reasonable efforts to resolve disputes over interpretation or application by agreement between them. laws and regulations requiring responsibility for paying social security contributions; If you work in another country because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you will continue to pay social security contributions or, as usual, UK national insurance - unless you are told something else. If you have any questions, please contact HMRC or the social security service in the country in which you work. 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. This agreement may be amended in the future by complementary agreements which, as soon as they come into force, will be considered an integral part of this agreement. The competent authorities and agencies of the parties assist each other in the implementation of this agreement, within the framework of their respective authorities. This assistance is free of charge, subject to any waiver agreed in an administrative agreement.
Migrants who are sent to the UK from a country with which the UK has a mutual social security agreement (sometimes referred to as a "double convention" or "totalisation agreement") in the UK may not be required to pay NIC in accordance with the terms of the specific agreement. The countries with which the United Kingdom has such agreements are listed above. There is a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK social security agreements. You can contact the International Pension Centre for more information on the situation when you enter such a country. For migrants subject to reciprocal agreement, contributions to social security authorities in the United Kingdom and the country of origin under the agreement are counted when determining the right to benefits payable by each country. The agreement contains detailed rules for different types of benefits and information on whether a worker is receiving benefits from the UK or his country of origin. They must take into account the terms of the corresponding agreement to define the rules in force - the relevant agreement is the agreement between the UNITED Kingdom and the country in which the worker has contributed (although the situation may be more complex in three or more countries). In general, these agreements provide that the migrant must pay NIC, unless you find a list of the countries with which the UK has a social security agreement on GOV.UK. 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).