Under the Categorisation Regulations (Sch. 1, Pt. III) several types of employment are to be entirely disregarded for the purposes of NIC liability. These are as follows.
(1)Employment by a close member of the family (as defined in the Schedule, which excludes spouses and civil partners – see below) in a private dwelling-house other than for the purposes of that family member’s business.
(2)Any employment by a spouse or civil partner otherwise than for the purposes of the spouse’s or civil partner's employment or business.