Pay and benefits

In this section, you can find guidance on:

  • the legal minimum wage, including which payments can and cannot be counted towards it
  • documenting terms and information about pay
  • deductions from pay and how to avoid an unlawful deduction from wages claim
  • pensions, including auto-enrolment and changing pension terms, including the requirement to consult over listed changes

  • Calculating a week’s pay

    We explain how to calculate, a week's pay, for employees.

  • Deductions from pay

    We explain what deductions from pay are permitted, what a contract should say about deductions, and advise you on recovering overpayments.

  • Documenting pay and pay clauses in the employment contract

    We explain the written information about pay that you must provide to employees, including pay statements and pay clauses in the employment contract.

  • Pensions

    We explain the main types of pensions schemes and their benefits, your obligations in relation to workplace pensions and key pension-related employment rights and information obligations.

  • The Minimum Wage

    We explain who qualifies for the national minimum wage, what the rate is, the payments and hours that count towards it, and advise you on record-keeping.

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