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Anyone good with numbers? Help!

(11 Posts)
Joey8 Wed 21-Jan-15 11:09:32

So ( my own fault for not checking but lots of issues with receiving payslips!)

Get paid weekly...(2 weeks behind) And I have had two pay rises, one last August: £20,000 and one starting as of this January...£22,000 yet when I checked my payslip my hourly rate had not changed since last year which was £8.77 an hour (before tax)

So I was receiving (according to payslip) minus tax and everything, at £290 a week.

Now work have apologised and said there was an issue with the accountant not getting the info, and she has worked it out and I'm owed about £400..(before tax) is that right?

I work 40 hours a week...so over a period of 5 months - well including the 3 weeks in January too.

The accountant isn't allowed to email us, so I was briefly shown an email by her on screen.

I just want to make sure I get what I'm owed.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 21-Jan-15 11:45:56

Tell work to have the accountant show you the way the calculation was arrived at.... 'show your workings' as it says in exam papers. You're quite entitled to do this because, since they've messed up once already, you no longer trust the final figure.

PervyMuskrat Wed 21-Jan-15 11:59:08

Hourly rate on £20,000 is £9.61 per hour (£20,000 divided by 52 then by 40) so you've been underpaid by £0.84 per hour. Work out the no of weeks you should have been on this rate then multiply by 40 and then by £0.84 to get the underpayment relating to this.

Hourly rate on £22,000 is £10.58 so you've been underpaid by £1.81 per hour for the time you've been on this rate. Do the same calculation as above, add the 2 together and that should give you a rough idea of what you're owed before tax.

DebbieKnowsDebt Wed 21-Jan-15 11:59:23

How many weeks should you have been back paid? If your gross pay is £22000 per annum your net would be approx. £17914 each year, divide by 52 weeks = £344 approx. Hope this helps

BrieAndChilli Wed 21-Jan-15 12:02:54

You work 40 hours week but do you get paid for your lunch break?
Also it's a bit strange to get paid hourly but then get payrise in annual salary amount.

Joey8 Wed 21-Jan-15 12:05:17

I have a 20 minute lunch break which is paid :-)

Thanks guys, your'e quite right I shall speak with them and ask to see the calculations, will get to the bottom of this.

Oh I was just going by how much it worked out hourly and what it said on the payslip. We have an annual salary but get paid weekly.

Joey8 Wed 21-Jan-15 12:07:59

It was a period of 5 months they owed me so I should be back paid 20 weeks? I'm not good at maths and I mean real bad!

Spindelina Wed 21-Jan-15 12:50:55

Lets say your pay rises should have kicked in on 1st August and 1st Jan (if the dates aren't the first of the month, you can redo these calculations).

There are roughly 22 weeks between 1st August and 1st Jan, so (using Pervy's logic, though I make it £9.62ph, giving a shortfall of £0.85ph) you are owed 40 x 0.85 x 22 = £748

Then for the three weeks in January, you are owed 3 x 40 x 1.81 = £217.20

So the total amount of GROSS pay they owe you is £748.00 + £217.20 = £965.20.

Once tax and NI is taken off, I think it should be about £650 that you actually get, but I'm less sure about this and the tax and NI should be on your payslip. And all these numbers will be slightly different if they use part weeks (so 21 weeks and 3 days instead of 22 weeks, for example).

Joey8 Wed 21-Jan-15 13:11:36

Thank you so much, this is really helpful :-) Just waiting to hear back from the accountant!

DebbieKnowsDebt Wed 21-Jan-15 14:31:53

If it is a period of 20 weeks I worked it out to be £613.40 net, that's at £30.67 per week.

Joey8 Wed 21-Jan-15 16:29:11

Brilliant thank you everyone for your help and quick replies. Fingerscrossed I can get it sorted and get everything I'm owed :-)

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