As an employee, you are entitled to receive wages and benefits from your employer in line with whatever you agreed with your employer was to be your pay.
Usually, this will be in a written contract but the agreement can also be verbal.
Employers are not generally allowed to make deductions from wages without a very good reason. One example is where there are has been a previous, accidental overpayment of salary to you.
On the whole, though, your employer is not entitled to deduct money from your pay unless you have previously agreed in writing that the deduction can be made.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 contains the relevant law and it puts employees in a strong position in most situations where a deduction has been made from pay.
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