As an employee, you have a legal right to a payslip. Make sure you get it either before the date you are paid, or before - if you don’t receive it, you should get in touch with your employer’s payroll department.
A payslip must, by law, contain the following details:
Your ‘gross’ pay, which is the amount before tax is removed.
Your ‘net’ pay, which is the amount after tax is removed.
Any deductions, and why they have been deducted. This might include income tax, trade union subscriptions, or payments to charity.
The overall amount of money payable to you after the above.
How the money will be paid for you; for instance by cash, cheque or into your bank account. If it’s going straight into your account, it will be shown as a BACS (bank transfer) payment on the slip.
Your employer might issue your payslip electronically instead of giving you a paper payslip. Please check with your employer whether they will issue your payslip online or as a paper copy.
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