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Hey,

 

I recently applied for a job which was way above my pay scale but very similar in responsibilities.

Stupidly, I inflated my current salary slightly so it looked more in line with the new position.

 

Now I've been offered the job and background checks have started. I'm concerned that my 'white lie' will be discovered.

 

I have found the following thread info on the subject.. Is this correct?

http ://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110820063708AA7O9OH

 

References normally NEVER include salary details because that would be against the Data Protection Act. Your last employer cannot reveal your financial information to anyone else unless you authorise them to.

 

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except, P45

 

However I usually talk about my "total benefits package" which includes employers contribution to pension and car allowance and... which can explain a bit!


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well the other part on that yahoo post was...

 

As for the P45, just tell your new employer that you lost it and just request that you are happy to fill in a P46 form. That way your tax office will inform your new employer what tax code to use on your pay after a couple of months.

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then it is between you and your conscience...


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References normally NEVER include salary details because that would be against the Data Protection Act. Your last employer cannot reveal your financial information to anyone else unless you authorise them to.[/i]

 

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Not true - for by the same token, all information would be subject to the DPA and therefore nobody could provide any information whatsoever! It is more the case that salary information is not normally a part of a reference because this may often be commercially sensitive information, particularly when the former, and prospective, employers operate in the same type of business.

 

When you apply for a job, you normally give consent for the prospective employer to carry out whatever checks might be necessary in order to help assess your suitability for the role. This may include an approximation of salary - for example, within bands, but I have only seen it rarely.


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just a small update - got the job, the salary never came up in any checks.

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