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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
Have you copied and pasted everything from the clause?
and is this for a new job or is your employer wanting to make changes to your existing contract?
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Many thanks for your patience. These clauses are mainly there for pay increases but strictly speaking, there is nothing stopping them from using it for a pay decrease as well. However, it is not a strong clause to allow them to decrease your pay for no good reason and it can still be challenged as a potential breach of contract despite this clause being in place. It is way too general and unspecific to just allow the employer to do as they wish, without any formal justification or process.
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