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(in the UK and the Republic of Ireland) a certificate given to an employee at the end of a period of employment, providing details of their tax code, gross pay, and the tax paid for that year, to be passed to a subsequent employer or benefit agency.
- ‘Mr Drage continued to receive full pay down to the date of the dismissal of his appeal and his P45 was made up to that date.’
- ‘A corporate raider would see her off with a P45.’
- ‘Some believe Dudley effectively wrote his own P45 a few weeks ago.’
- ‘Labour MPs rose and applauded after the 30-minute session, which saw Mr Blair cracking jokes - even admitting he had received his P45.’
- ‘And yet, in the sleevenotes, Ho gets thanks, rather than the P45 he deserves.’
- ‘As soon as I was out of hospital I got my P45 sent to me.’
- ‘Allan had the temerity to suggest he treat potential donors more courteously, and Neil responded by giving him his P45.’
- ‘So long as you have your P45, which you should have received once you ceased working, you are entitled to put in for a claim.’
- ‘If they give you a P45, it will set out what tax code to apply to their wages.’
- ‘None are particularly palatable but they certainly more palatable than a P45 and no job.’
- ‘The pair set into each other like agitated badgers, and were promptly dismissed - Hales even found himself the proud new owner of a P45 shortly afterwards.’
- ‘Edmundson, the 50-year-old cricket secretary returned from a family holiday in Florida to find his P45 on the doormat.’
- ‘Or is some sad sub somewhere sitting staring at his P45?’
- ‘If Jack McConnell wanted rid of her he should have given her her P45 at the last reshuffle.’
- ‘I was called into an office one morning and thought I was getting my P45.’
- ‘And the waiting fans at least got a treble up this time: three bodies for the guillotine instead of the customary solitary soul and his P45.’
- ‘These are sidestepped by employers, who realise that psychology is a more effective weapon than a P45.’
- ‘The vehemence of its usage will be in direct correlation to the deserving of a P45 of the person saying it.’
- ‘The very battle lines for the party's soul are fought around over your P45.’
- ‘He always has a spring in his step when he visits West Brom these days and recalls the day he was handed his P45.’
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