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Why are they refusing to pay you?
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This will be covered by contract, in a sense that it is not going to be a matter for any piece of law, but would depend on what the contract says. You will be working under a specific contract, with agreed terms, and these are what define your rights in this situation. The terms of the contract may say that they can withhold such payments in the event that they are not paid by the Council, or if there are delays, etc. Basically, if they are trying to withhold money, they should only do so if the contractual terms allow them to do so. If they do not, then they will potentially be acting in breach of contract and you can consider taking this to the county court if you get no luck with getting them to pay you.
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