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basically my partners work are withholding his wages until he gets a bank in his own name they have previously paid it in to my account but are now saying due to gdpr this is no longer possible unless we are married he should have been paid friday its weekly pay they wont pay him i have since opened him a bank account he has an appointment on thursday to get details however work are saying he wont be paid until the friday after as the payroll for friday closes at 11.30 am thursday morning and they cant make any payments before a friday . we have been every where for help our local authority basically said they dont help in these circumstances universal credit wont help and we have no family.we have 2 children one of which is recently diagnosed as autistic and very fussy with food as it is i currently have £6 to last until next friday can anyone give me any inspiration for food i have butter and yoghurts in but thats it 
His work just wont pay him until its in a bank in his name weve asked for a cheque and an advance out of petty cash all been refused this is an agency so may answer why there being so funny weve rang head office who just say its there policy please help 
we are in the process of claiming dissability for our son but no decison yet and child benefit is due in 2 weeks the last time we had it i used it on school uniform etc 

thanks for any answers xx

also if any one can advice if work are right to refuse to pay the same day we get the details as we wil have them thursday afternoon but there saying he will miss the cut off and they only do payroll once a week thanks 

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  • AskAsk
    AskAsk Posts: 2,660 Forumite
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    food banks will get you food.

    baked beans, bread, pasta and rice are pretty cheap food to get.
  • Savvy_Sue
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    also if any one can advice if work are right to refuse to pay the same day we get the details as we wil have them thursday afternoon but there saying he will miss the cut off and they only do payroll once a week thanks 
    Most payroll systems are fairly inflexible with tight deadlines. They need absolute attention to detail and last minute 'fiddling about' isn't always easy. It may well be that the bank payments are set up several days before the 'pay now' button is pressed. 
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  • katglasgow
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    Definitely ask a food bank for help. And also baked beans value bread and homemade soup will help to fill everyone up x
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  • katglasgow
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    My husband doesn't have a current account just a cash card account and his salary is paid into my current account. This is due to problems with gambling when we first got together. Organising our money this way really helped at the time and we have just never changed it back again. But pleased to say no gambling or dishonesty for many many years now x
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  • ZaSa1418
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    it is a bit naughty that they haven't given him notice of this.
    Could you get him to open a bank account with Starling / Monzo so he has access to one asap so he can get paid? 
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  • kangoora
    kangoora Posts: 1,193 Forumite
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    Can he ask his employer for a cash advance, even if not his full wage, due to hardship?

    For food suggestions, Tesco do reductions in our local store around 6pm and you can pick up a pack of bread rolls for about 10 - 15p, if you have a freezer you could get a fair bit of bread in at least for a couple of quid (or just go every couple of days).
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