Delay salary

Carole Registered Posts: 57 ? ? ?
I've often wondered if this is legal? Can an employee opt to delay taking a part of their salary until the last pay period in a year to save on national insurance? I know there are separate rules for directors but what about employees?


  • Carole
    Carole Registered Posts: 57 ? ? ?
    I seeked professional advice.
    It seems it is not illegal as such but there should be a genuine reason for reducing the salary. For example working reduced hours on a monthly basis and taking a bonus based on company performance at the end of the year, therefore creating a risk that the bonus may not be paid.
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