How do I check my payslips?
Your employer must give you, as an employee, a payslip each payday either as a hard copy or electronically. How often you get a payslip will depend on how often you are paid. It is usually weekly or monthly.
The payslip has to show a number of things, by law. The main ones are your gross wages (the amount before anything is taken off), the income tax and National Insurance contributions deducted, and your net wages (the amount you actually receive). The payslip should also show your PAYE code and National Insurance number.
You should check the personal information on it carefully and the gross pay – have you been paid what you expected for the hours you worked?
In order to check the deductions made by your employer and to see an example of a payslip, we suggest you refer to our What should I see on my payslip? factsheet.
Note that not all payslips look the same, but they should all contain similar types of information.