Salary Deductions

IMPORTANT, please read.  Forthcoming changes that may affect your net pay.

Statutory deductions

We have a legal obligation to operate PAYE on the payments of your earnings when you reach the National Insurance primary threshold (PT).

For the tax year 2018-19 this is £162 per week, £702 per month or £8,424 per year.

We use your tax code and National Insurance category letter to calculate how much income tax and national insurance contributions to deduct from your pay.

Your P60 provides a statement of your earnings and statutory deduction for a each tax year. We issue this to you before 31st May each year.

You have to be in our employment on the last day of the tax year (5th April) to get a P60, otherwise your P45 will state theses figures.

P60's can be used as proof of earnings for tax credits, benefits, etc or to help you complete a self-assessment tax return.

Voluntary deductions

Union Memberships

Trade unions support their members at the University. They negotiate for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.

You can find more information on what role the recognised trade unions play at the university, and the benefits of membership, by visiting their pages.

Motorcycle Loan

Staff who are paid monthly through payroll can apply for an interest-free loan towards the purchase of a motorcycle (and associated safety equipment) used predominantly for the purpose of traveling to work.

The value of loan up to a maximum of £1,500 will be deducted from salary in 24 monthly installments.

Cycle Scheme

The University operates a cycle to work scheme. Employees can lease bicycles and approved accessories under a salary sacrifice arrangement which means savings on tax and national insurance contributions on the leasing payments.

Fideliti Scheme

Under a childcare voucher scheme you are able to take a portion of your salary as childcare vouchers, which are not subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

This is referred to as a salary sacrifice scheme. Please note that by joining the scheme you are agreeing to a change in your terms and conditions of employment.

Vouchers are available to eligible staff who use Ofsted registered childcare providers for children from 0 - 16 years old.

Once you have joined the scheme you can use an e-voucher/electronic scheme, where you have access to a 'virtual account' online.

For futher information please go to Fideliti or their official webpage.

Nursery Plus 

Nursery Plus is the university's salary exchange scheme for employees using Westwood Nursery.

It allows you to exchange a deduction from their salary (prior to tax and national insurance) in return for nursery care, resulting in significant savings on childcare costs.

Charity Donations

The university operates a Give As You Earn (GAYE) service if you wish to make a permanent or one-off donation to UK Registered Charities.

These donations are made as a deduction from your salary and this is done before the calculation of PAYE, giving you tax and national insurance contributions. The Charities Aid Foundation then distribute to donated funds to the relevant Charity.

To make a donation complete a GAYE donor instruction and give to us for processing, normal deadlines apply.