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Key Portfolio Pay slip Help!!!

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Cit-cat, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Cit-cat

    Cit-cat New commenter

    Hey guys, so I've just done my first full week as a NQT supply teacher. I was so excited to finally get my pay slip. I knew Key would take a small cut (I'd been told no more than £15) but I wasn't expecting over £100 of my hard earned cash to have disappeared. Now I automatically have a pension pot (bye bye £8) and obviously pay my NI (£33). But then there's the employers outgoings of £47.

    What are these employees outgoings? I know my agency take a cut before I see anything, why are they taking a cut after?

    I want to have some sort of understanding before I ring them up.

    Does anyone else feel like their money is robbed off them doing Supply?
  2. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    My agency just take tax and NI off. There are no outgoings. I would query this and then swap agencies.
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  3. greeneyes

    greeneyes Occasional commenter

    You best check that:
    1) You're on the correct tax code
    2) They aren't taking employer and employee NI contributions

    Find out if the agency will pay you through PAYE. You'd be better off. There are few (no?!) benefits to being paid through an umbrella company.
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  4. bounceback

    bounceback Occasional commenter

    I used to be paid through Key Portfolio. They used to list all 'employer' outgoings (which the 'worker' pays) separately but then rolled them up into one amount. I assume this was to make it more difficult for the employee to figure out what has been deducted. It will include the employer's NI and the employer's pension contribution. It may well also include the apprenticeship levy (which my previous agency tried to push onto me until I complained). Umbrella companies employ 'workers' through an overarching contract that essentially means the workers pay all the deductions - both employee's and employer's. How this is legal I don't know. I would suggest you ask to be paid directly by the agency. If they won't do this (as my previous agency wouldn't), join another agency (or two) that will and gradually move over to working for them.
    Good Luck.
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  5. Cit-cat

    Cit-cat New commenter

    Thank you everyone. It's nice to know I'm not alone. Yes I will talk to my agency about this and hopefully be able to switch from Key. That seems to be the best option. :)

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