Do I have the right to a pay statement?

Yes. The law states that you are entitled to an itemised pay statement with each payment of wages, setting out each element of pay, each deduction and the amount of net pay.

Information on fixed deductions, such as union subscriptions or charity donations, may be shown as a consolidated total, provided that a statement explaining the breakdown of each item is given to you at least every 12 months.

The law applies to all employees, including part-timers.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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