Payment of Salaries
Your salary is paid monthly in arrears directly into a designated bank account or building society account (but not into branches of the National Savings Bank) on the last but one working day of each month.
You will receive from the Treasurer's Salaries section on the morning of the pay day a pay statement giving details of the amount of salary, less deductions, which has been credited to your bank account.
Along with your offer of appointment, you will receive a form which asks for bank account details, National Insurance number etc. You must complete and return this form to Human Resources as soon as possible and certainly no later than the 10th of the month in which you start your job if you wish to ensure that you receive your first salary at the right time.
The University must have a National Insurance number for you to be placed on its payroll (and for each person to whom it pays fees), so that the appropriate deductions from your pay together with the University's Employer’s National Insurance contributions are made.
If you do not have a National Insurance number, you should obtain it from the Department of Work and Pensions, Newcastle 1, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1EE (Tel: 0845 915 7006). Please let Human Resources have your new number as soon as practicable.
Any married female member of staff making contributions at the reduced rate should inform the Salaries Office as soon as possible if her marriage ends by divorce or annulment, as she is liable to make contributions at the standard rate. Women paying at the reduced rate who are widowed should seek advice from the Salaries Office concerning their liability to pay the full-rate contribution.
If you need to communicate with the Inland Revenue, you should telephone or write to the University's tax office at:
HMRC, Gilbridge House, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3HL (Tax ref: 465/U3)
or call the National Helpline on 0845 366 7800
In all communications, you should quote your National Insurance number and also the University's employer's tax reference.
Professional Membership Subscriptions
While the University encourages members of staff to belong to appropriate professional bodies, it does not reimburse individual subscriptions.
Gift or Charity Collections
The University has no objections to staff organising collections to recognise special occasions such as birthdays, retirements, leaving and marriages or to fund raise for charities.
It is expected that such collections will be carried out in the minimum time and will not have a detrimental effect on work. The University accepts no liability for the safe keeping of such collections.