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    • gerturdeanna
    • By gerturdeanna 8th Jan 08, 7:02 PM
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    How long should you keep pay slips for?
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    • 8th Jan 08, 7:02 PM
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    How long should you keep pay slips for? 8th Jan 08 at 7:02 PM
    I'm doing a big clear out in expectation of moving house soon and have come across wage slips from 2004 and 2004 for jobs we are no longer in. Do I still have to keep them or can I shred them?
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  • Hapless
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    • 8th Jan 08, 9:14 PM
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    • 8th Jan 08, 9:14 PM
    I think the tax office recommends 6 years
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    • gerturdeanna
    • By gerturdeanna 8th Jan 08, 9:35 PM
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    • Mark7799
    • By Mark7799 8th Jan 08, 9:36 PM
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    • 8th Jan 08, 9:36 PM
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    • 8th Jan 08, 9:36 PM
    Six years - same as bank statements. I batch mine in groups of twelve so can throw out one year's supply every April
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  • Stephen Leak
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    • 9th Jan 08, 3:48 AM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 3:48 AM
    I keep 6 years + the current year's. I have my "cull" as one of my New Year jobs and have just shredded 2001.
    • wearside
    • By wearside 9th Jan 08, 4:50 AM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 4:50 AM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 4:50 AM
    I have mine since 1970 when I earned a whopping £35 in a month Is it time I cleared some out?
    • sammyjammy
    • By sammyjammy 9th Jan 08, 8:07 AM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 8:07 AM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 8:07 AM
    LOL, I have mine since I started work in Jan 1991, I took home around £350 per month.
    • Newly retired
    • By Newly retired 9th Jan 08, 11:35 PM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 11:35 PM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 11:35 PM
    I have all mine! ( except for casual jobs when a student ). Having just claimed my pension it was useful too check for the years when I worked part-time etc. Now it is all sorted out I guess I could get rid of them.
    • pavlovs_dog
    • By pavlovs_dog 9th Jan 08, 11:49 PM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 11:49 PM
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    • 9th Jan 08, 11:49 PM
    i keep mine for 3, because ive been in my job 3 and a half years, and for all that time i have been paid weekly. this will remain the case up until the end of march 08. thats a hell of a lot of payslips especially considering me and OH both work for the same company

    i keep my p60s, and i have my back statements going back to early 2000 and something.

    sometimes, for all the good will in the world, it simply isnt possible to keep everything.
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    • nomoneytoday
    • By nomoneytoday 10th Jan 08, 3:50 PM
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    I would keep the P60s, but ditch the payslips after a couple of years.
    At work we now get them scanned and emailed, so no paper to keep

    (You can get hard copies if you need them for mortgage apps if required)
  • ScotGirl
    how long to keep payslips
    Hello to everyone who think you need to keep payslips for 6 years!

    I am also having a clear out and just googled this - I hate keeping paperwork un-necessarily! Here is a quote from directgov's website:

    HMRC suggests you keep your records for at least 22 months from the end of the tax year they relate to. The tax year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April, so keep paperwork until at least 31 January nearly two years later.

    If you can work that out from your payslip, then hopefully like me, you can get shredding!!
    • p00
    • By p00 1st Oct 10, 3:06 PM
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    Always keep your P60s but since payslips show accumulated wages weekly/monthly it really isnt necessary to keep them at all if you are employed. I keep my last one at the end of the tax year and staple it to my P60 but probably dont even need to do that.

    xxp00l
    • phebe3
    • By phebe3 8th Oct 10, 9:44 AM
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    Keep mine for 6 years..and boy did they come inuseful when had to take my company to tribunal for unfair terms and changes to contracts! (they caved in in the end before I went to tribunal..nice big pay check..tho ofcourse tax man took a bit...unfair really when it was stuff they owed for last few years but hey ho...)
  • Vaila
    my mum has the first payslip that she got from her current job...its dated 1988
    Last edited by Vaila; 08-10-2010 at 4:37 PM.
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