Most employees have a right to receive a payslip or pay statement at, or before the time of payment

Your payslip will include:

  • the name of the company you work for
  • your name
  • your pay reference number
  • payment date – when the money will be given to you or paid into your account
  • gross pay - the amount you earn before money is taken off for tax or National Insurance
  • deductions - the money taken off your wage such as tax. Deductions are made if you earn over a certain level; the amount changes each year. Go to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to see the latest tax allowances - the amount you can earn before you pay tax
  • net pay - the amount you take home.

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