Hi, I've been working at Asda for 4 weeks now and had my first payday today. The thing is, since it's an hourly paid job, I worked out approx how much I should have earned based on hours I've worked minus lunch breaks but I have earned quite a bit less than expected. I am only sixteen and this is my first job and I'm wondering how much I have to pay for national insurance or tax, if I have to (I heard that I don't have to pay tax yet). Any advice on how much national insurance takes off your wage would be great, thanks.
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1. You have calculated pay without realising that there is a cut off date for the months pay (i.e. the July pay period began on Sunday 22nd of June and ended on Saturday the 21st of July - I also work for ASDA).
2. You have been given an emergency tax code - you will need to phone the tax office on your payslip (normally an 0113 number) to rectify this.
The latter especially applies if this is your first paid job.