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Understanding your payslip

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So it’s payday, time to be rewarded for all your hard work!

You are entitled to an individual, itemised, written pay statement (payslip), at or before the time you are paid. Your payslip doesn’t have to be on paper, it could be sent to you by email, or accessed through an employer's intranet website.

What information must your payslip contain?

By law, your payslip must show:

Other things to look out for:

Things to check

If there is anything on your payslip you don't understand, or you think a mistake has been made, speak to your employer or payroll department.

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