4. Payslips

You must give your employees a payslip on or before their payday.

What to include

Payslips must show:

  • pay before any deductions (‘gross’ wages)
  • deductions like tax and National Insurance
  • pay after deductions (‘net’ wages)

Payslips can also include information like your employee’s National Insurance number and tax code, their rate of pay, and the total amount of pay and deductions so far in the tax year.

Producing payslips

You may be able to produce payslips using your payroll software, if it has this feature. You can use different software if it doesn’t.

You can either print payslips to give to your employees, or you can send them electronically.

Employees have certain rights relating to payslips and what they must include.