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Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Why does the person now want anyone to know?
OK, well as far as the law on issuing P45’s stands, there is no specific time limit for doing so but it should be sent to HMRC as soon as possible after the last pay date, and be given to the employee as soon as possible thereafter. The specific law which provides the rules on issuing a P45 state that when an employee ceases employment, the employer must provide a P45 to that employee "on the day on which employment ceases or, if that is not practicable, without unreasonable delay".
So ideally it must be issued on their last pay date but if there are reasons which make that impossible, such as their own personal request, then you can use that and just issue it at the earliest opportunity thereafter. It is best to discuss this with her – advise her that if you were to tell someone it would only be a person in payroll and if she does not wish for that to happen then her P45 will be delayed and get her to sign something which shows she knows and accepts this.
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So will she paid up for the rest of the month then?
then yes you can issue it on Fri if necessary, but again, if needed you an delay it until her last date - the law I mentioned is quite obscure and not that well known amongst the general public, so usually most people get their P45 after the leave and if she does not get it on her last pay date I doubt she would know she could have had t given then
Hi what do you mean by how much to pay her please?
No problem, all the best