Important changes to the Employment Rights Act 1996, affecting payslip information, which will come into force on 6 April 2019

There are already existing laws around payslips, these include that payslips must be delivered on or before the employees’ payday.

However from 6 April 2019 Employers must provide an itemised payslip for anyone who has a contract of employment, including variable hours, zero hours as well as fixed contracts. This should include the total number of hours worked where the pay varies according to the hours worked.

What does this mean:-

  • Where this applies, the number of hours paid for on this basis (ie on the amount of time worked) must be shown.
  • Any other hours do not need to be shown (although of course they can be shown if it would be helpful to do so).
  • The hours can be broken down into separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay.
  • For example, where a worker has a fixed salary each month, and works variable overtime with additional pay at an hourly rate, only the hours of overtime need to be shown as hours, the fixed salary will still be shown as normal.
  • It should be clear which pay period they have worked in. 

Please be aware that a worker who thinks that they have not received a payslip, or that the payslip they have received lacks the required information, may bring a claim before an Employment Tribunal

If you have any questions about this information and how it affects you, please call our Information and Advice team on 01903 219482 ext 301 or email us at [email protected]

Easter Bunny Hop – Tickets are selling fast!

We are holding an Easter Bunny Hop Children's Disco over the Easter half-term at Lancing Parish Hall to fundraise for social activities for disabled children and adults across West Sussex.

It promises to be a very exciting afternoon, with activities including face painting, balloon twisting and a special appearance from Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol (which I definitely did not need to google).

So, come join us on April 17 from 14:00 – 16:00 and get involved in the fun!

Although be warned, tickets are selling very fast, so make sure you don’t miss out by hopping over to our website to make your purchase.

To buy tickets and find out more, please click here.

We get on our bike…

On Sunday May 19, five present and past staff members from Independent Lives will be donning their lycra suits and taking part in the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge. This consists of a thirty mile trip along the coast, out to the south downs and finishing at Burgess Hill Velodrome.

The group are doing this to raise money to combat social isolation and loneliness in West Sussex.

Loneliness is recognised worldwide as being a health and wellbeing priority and we’re doing all we can to fight it.

If you’d like to donate to our riders, please click here.

To find out more about the campaign to reduce social isolation and loneliness across the county, please click here.  

Free wheelchair skills workshop 

Go Kids Go are the leading provider of Wheelchair skills training in the UK and travel all around the country teaching young wheelchair users the skills they need to increase their independence.

On May 20, they’re visiting St Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Crawley.

During the free workshop, the skills that will be taught include coping with slopes and rough ground, back wheel balancing, road safety and emergency evacuation techniques.

There will also be some games like wheelchair basketball and wheelchair dance!

To find more information and to book your place, please visit or call them on 01482 887163.

Albion in the Community needs you! 

The football season might be coming to an end, but if you’re aged between 5-15, you’re still in luck!

Albion in the Community are running regular football sessions for children and teenagers with a disability at venues across Sussex.

To find out more information on their sessions, please click here.