New legislation in force from April 2019 will require all employers to (a) provide payslips to all workers, and (b) show hours on payslips where the pay varies by the amount of time worked.
From 6 April 2019, the statutory right to receive an itemised payslip will be extended to all workers. This right currently only applies to employees, a sub-category of workers.
Additional information must be shown on a payslip for workers whose pay varies depending on the number of hours they have worked. Where this applies, the number of hours paid for on this basis (i.e 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).
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. The hours can be shown either as a single total of all such hours in the pay period, or they can be broken down into separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay. It should be clear which pay period they were worked in.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a guidance to help employers, workers and advisers understand the new legislation. This can be found at: