Market Lavington Museum

A 1965 National Insurance card

Mr John Hoare lived at The Lodge at Clyffe Hall in Market Lavington. As an employed person he had to pay National Insurance contributions, as did his employer, and we have his card in Market Lavington Museum.

It was the employer’s responsibility to have such a card for every employee and to buy a stamp every week to cover the employer’s contribution. The employer could deduct the employee’s contribution from the pay packet.

We assume John Hoare was an older man in 1965, as the card is for use with over 70s or retired men over 65.

Inside we see the insurance stamps.

We see that the contributions rose in March 1965, in accordance with the 1965 National Insurance Act.

John didn’t need too many of these dearer stamps as he retired soon afterwards.