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Thanks for your patience. The company will not be able to make deductions from your pay unless they had a specific contractual entitlement to do so or they had your consent. If they do so then they will be guilty of making unlawful deductions of wages and you could pursue them for that money.
However, there is a way around this for them and this is by terminating your current contract and re-engaging you on a new one. As you have less than 2 years’ service with them you would not be protected against unfair dismissal. That means they can terminate your current contract for more or less any reason simply by giving you the contractual notice period you are due under it. Once the notice period expires then they can re-engage you immediately under a new contract which allows them to make these deductions – you would either accept it or reject it and leave the company. So this would be the only way they can legally make these changes, if they do not terminate the current contract then they would likely be guilty of unlawful deduction of wages.
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