Because it is pretty obvious to me that the headhunter will try to make an offer with the lowest possible salary rate based on my current income. The only reason the HR lady gave so far for requesting such info is that if they are to pay out a big one-off payment to compensate my loss of this year's bonus(as my bonus is paid at end of financial year and moving job now means a loss of bonus thus far). However she didn't specify how big this bonus compensation need to be to ask for my current salary level. This headhunter approached me with a salary level. But once I passed all interviews, he turned around and say that level that attempted me to go for the interview is only an 'up-to' figure. Instead of offering what he 'advertised' to me, he now persists on getting my current salary level to make an offer. I just want to find out in financial industry in London, is it really standard practice to reveal current salary in offer negotiation or is the headhunter just bluffing? The headhunter even asks to see my P60, or a photocopy of it with part of the info blocked out to make me feel comfortable. I however still feel very uncomfortable and am seeking your kind advice. My next step will hinge on your kind reply. Many thanks!
Hi Ben, thank you so much for your reply! Is there such legal requirement or hurdle in UK that essentially caps a company's ability to offer a maximum percentage increase to a new hire based on his/her previous salary level? Likewise, is there such legal maximum for a company to provide a one-off incentive payment for the job change, particularly to compensate for the accumulative bonus loss up to the date of job change the new hire could have got from previous employer? The headhunter is also asking for my P60 as proof of my income which I find strange, as I believe only P45 is need in the case of a job change. Is this headhunter simply pushing his luck?
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