Delayed P45

Hello everyone 👋
My previous employer told me I have to wait till next payroll date to get P45 which is at end of month.
I was on 2 weeks notice and 3 days of holiday at end of notice period. Soon will be week since my last day.

I'm starting new job at Monday and my new employer need P45. Unfortunately I can't recive it...

Is it something what I could do to force my previous employer with speeding up a process? 

If not, how I can protect myself from emergency tax code?

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  • Undervalued
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    Atalant said:
    Hello everyone 👋
    My previous employer told me I have to wait till next payroll date to get P45 which is at end of month.
    I was on 2 weeks notice and 3 days of holiday at end of notice period. Soon will be week since my last day.

    I'm starting new job at Monday and my new employer need P45. Unfortunately I can't recive it...

    Is it something what I could do to force my previous employer with speeding up a process

    If not, how I can protect myself from emergency tax code?
    Basically no I'm afraid! Yes they are supposed to give you one and they will no doubt do so eventually but beyond asking nicely....

    You can fill in what I think is now called a "starter checklist" which used to be know as a P46 and give that to your new employer. 

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1106535/Starter_checklist.pdf
  • First of all, Thank you for quick response!

    That's sad...
    I get that form from HR. Which technically isn't legal obligated document as can be lie on it. Also had situation in past when employer didn't use it...so anyway I had emergency tax code...

    That means it's massive hole in tax system. But because government gets benefits from it, they will not willing to change it. :/
  • Atalant said:
    First of all, Thank you for quick response!

    That's sad...
    I get that form from HR. Which technically isn't legal obligated document as can be lie on it. Also had situation in past when employer didn't use it...so anyway I had emergency tax code...

    That means it's massive hole in tax system. But because government gets benefits from it, they will not willing to change it. :/
    The emergency tax code is 1257L.

    What tax code are you currently on?
  • Undervalued
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    Atalant said:
    First of all, Thank you for quick response!

    That's sad...
    I get that form from HR. Which technically isn't legal obligated document as can be lie on it. Also had situation in past when employer didn't use it...so anyway I had emergency tax code...

    That means it's massive hole in tax system. But because government gets benefits from it, they will not willing to change it. :/
    Maybe so but there is no practical way of forcing your former employer to provide a P45 in the next few days.

    All you can do is keep reminding them (but not to the point of making them so fed up that they deliberately drag their feet!) and fill in the form in the meantime.
  • Lomast
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    The old employer CANT give you the P45 until after they have ran the final payroll for which you are due to be paid and this is likely to happen only a few days before the pay day depending on the size of the company
  • penners324
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    Fill in the new starter form correctly and you'll end up on tax code 1257L M1

    So no issues with your tax that are significant
  • penners324
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    Actually you're more likely to under pay tax the first month as you're getting the tax free allowance from both companies 
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