HC Deb 24 October 1944 vol 404 cc42-3W
Mr. Messer

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that some local authorities have instituted a system which enables employees, whether weekly or monthly, to know what deductions are made from their wages or salaries, including Income Tax; and whether, in view of the fact that Income Tax deductions are statutory, he will take steps to see that all local authorities adopt the same system.

Sir J. Anderson

The regulations governing the deduction of tax from pay do not oblige the employer to give the employee a weekly or monthly statement of the tax deducted, but the employer is required to give a certificate at the end of the year showing the total pay and the total tax deducted in the year. The Tax Tables showing the deductions appropriate to given amounts of pay are, of course, available to enable employees to check any particular deduction. I do not feel that I could press upon local authorities a procedure which is not obligatory on employers in general.