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Not recieving payslips

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MAMWork Fri 01-Apr-16 09:55:20

Hi, I have namechanged so that I don't get outed. I have been employed by a charitable organisation for almost 7 months, and haven't had a payslip yet. I hadn't thought anything about it until recently when starting a mortgage application, and asked the finance guy about them- he's recently emailed to tell me he can't print off payslips but has forwarded my p60 information to me. Now from looking at the internet, all I can see is that I have a 'right' to have a payslip, but I can't see if it's a legal requirement or not. To make things a little more complicated, I am the only paid employee, everyone else is voluntary. What I'd like to know is, is this right that I don't 'need' a payslip if I have the p60 information? Or are there benefits to having payslips beyond evidence of monthly earnings? A friend of mine who studied law seems to think that I would get less employee rights without a payslip, but surely this can't be right?


Becca19962014 Fri 01-Apr-16 14:50:13

You should have one. I don't know about 'rights' but that's the only way to see what's being deducted in terms of tax/NI each month.

You need to look into this urgently. I wouldn't leave it if I was you.

There's some info on payslips here gov site and here legal site

Becca19962014 Fri 01-Apr-16 14:51:25

You are responsible for checking the correct pay/deductions are made which is why you must have one each month.

I don't see any reason why they cannot be printed.

AveEldon Fri 01-Apr-16 15:01:45
This suggests if you earn more than £112 a week you should get a payslip

nannynick Fri 01-Apr-16 15:22:42

The p60 is reassuring that they have been reporting earnings.
They should provide a payslip every time you are paid which shows income tax and national insurance deductions made. This can be hand written - they could use a self duplicating book so a copy is kept on file.
I would tell the accountant that you need payslips as you are looking at buying a house and it is your right as an employee to be given a payslip each time you are paid.

Brokenbiscuit Fri 01-Apr-16 16:27:10

Do you have access to an online payslip? My employer dos away with paper ones a few years ago but we can still print them if required.

ChessieFL Fri 01-Apr-16 16:35:40

It is a legal requirement for employees to have a payslip. It doesn't have to be printed though, they could give you access to an electronic version, but one way or another they must give you access to a payslip.

RustyPaperclip Fri 01-Apr-16 17:43:51

I have been in a similar situation in the past. I got in contact with ACAS and I was told that it is a legal requirement to receive a payslip either before or on the day you are paid. Even a day late is illegal. My situation was further complicated , but without giving too much away, I was told that if the worst came to the worst, I could at least provide bank statements to prove earnings had gone into my account. Hope you get it sorted soon as it can really complicate matters.

RustyPaperclip Fri 01-Apr-16 17:45:06

Also, as previous posters have said, there is no reason why they can't send your payslips electronically. A lot of organisations now do so.

MAMWork Fri 01-Apr-16 22:30:24

Thanks everyone for your replies. I don't earn enough to pay NI and tax, but am above the £112 a week. There is no hr department or anything, it is literally run by volunteers, there was one other employee in a different role but they have now left. I've had email copies of hmrc documents related to my pay, including my payroll number etc. I think what I need to do is bring it up with my manager next time I have a meeting and request that I have monthly payslips, by going through him I know it'll be flagged in an official capacity rather than just me talking to the finance guy. It's good to know that it is a legal requirement, and that I'm not being unreasonable in expecting payslips!

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