Employers must provide the employees with a payslip.Payslips must be provided on or before payday.

They do not have to do this if you’re not an employee or ‘worker’, for example a contractor or freelancer

Payslips can be used as proof of earnings, tax paid and any pension contributions.

What should be on your payslip?

Your payslip must show:

  • your earnings before and after any deductions
  • the amount of any deductions that may change each time you’re paid, for example tax and National Insurance
  • the number of hours you worked, if your pay varies depending on time worked

Employers must also explain any deductions fixed in amount, for example repayment of a season ticket loan. They can choose to do this either on a payslip, or in a separate written statement.

This separate statement must be sent out before the first payslip. Employers must update this every year.