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.