I eagerly awaited my first wage slip today in my new role (same employer), but was disappointed to find I have been paid at a lower scale than advertised. I have not yet received or signed a contract.
Can my employer pay me on a lower scale than they advertised without discussing this with me when I was offered the post? Very disheartening as was expecting to see a real difference in salary, but instead find that the slightly higher pay has almost been wiped out by the increase in tax paid
Can you just clarify if your pay before tax is what you were expecting or if it is less that you were expecting. I'm not entirely clear from your post if it is less or if you just hadn't expected to be taxed so much.
Why have you not received a contract yet? Have you completed a full month in the new role or only part of a month? Is it possible that next month's payslip will show the full month at a new salary? Is it possible that the extra pay has taken you into a different tax bracket? Otherwise, if the salary is only "slightly" different, it could well be that the increase is less than you expected when tax is deducted. However, an online tax calculator shoud show you pretty quickly what your net pay should be.