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What can my employer deduct from my wages?

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What can my employer deduct from my wages?

Your employer can make statutory deductions, for example:

  • tax
  • national insurance
  • student loan payment
  • court order payment

Your employer can make additional deductions if:

  • your contract of employment says they can, and you were given a copy of that contract, or
  • you have agreed in writing that they can make these deductions, before they start doing so.

Your employer cannot make any other deductions. If they do, you can make an Employment Tribunal claim.

What can`t my employer stop from my wages?

Any or all of your wages including:

  • bonus or commission
  • holiday pay
  • sick pay
  • maternity or paternity pay
  • adoption pay
  • working tax credits
  • medical and maternity payments

Are you hoping to get back one of these?

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