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Need some help regarding the salary/overtime and my employer's letter.

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In a nutshell: HR will not do any non-standard letters. Been fighting this battle for three weeks now and they will not change their stance on this. My base salary is 14,000.28*per year. The employer letter states my role, job contract*(permanent), start date and the fact I am part-time working 20 hours a week. It then says "the full-time salary equivalent is 21,000".

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As I explained, my contract is part-time and I am salaried to 14,000 per year. In order for them to specifically state my annual salary of 14,000 per year I need to submit an access request, meaning they will state it BUT it will on a different*letter. So I will have one letter stating "role, permanent, start date, part-time 20 hours a week but full-time salary equivalent is 21,000. Then, I will have a second letter just stating my annual salary is 14,000. Is this likely to confuse the ECO? I literally*cannot fight this battle any more I have exhausted all options and they will not change their stance due to policy. I plan on explaining in a cover letter to ECO why I have two letters.

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Secondly, as my salary is 14,000 per year I receive a base pay of 1,166 per month*(14000/12).*I've been doing lots of overtime and my lowest pay slip is 1,702 in September*2019.*For the overtime calculations I am assuming they'll do my*total gross pay per payslip - base pay*(1166)*and whatever is left is what I've earned from overtime. They'll then add up all overtime payments and divide by 6 then multiply by 12 and then add it onto my base salary of*14000.*I've done this calculation myself*and it comes to 22,891.76.*Is the way to do those calculations correct? Here’s an example below for September:

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1702*gross pay for September*2019:*1702.82-1166*=*536.13.*Do the same for each month then divide by 6 and multiply by 12.

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Some of my payslips show “overtime payments” and “salary from X date 20,721 (because it takes into account overtime”. Now, how do they decide what my annual salary is? Do they do these calculations as I’ve done and then say my annual salary*is 22,891? Or do they just take the lowest figure and multiply it by 12 (so*1702*12*= 20,424). Not sure what figure they’ll use.

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And finally, in Appendix 2 form. Do I state my gross annual salary as 14,000 or do I put the figure I am relying on? (so 22,891). Would the discrepancy between my employer’s letter stating 14,000 per year and me saying it’s 22,891 result*in a refusal?

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I may be overthinking all this because at the end of the day, each payslip is over 1,550 and nothing below this amount has been deposited into my bank – I mean, it’s the payslips and bank deposits which really count, right?

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Please help set my mind at ease. Thanks!

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Can't edit my original post. I have rewritten my question so it's not as confusing if anybody could take a look...

Due to HR policy (three week-long battle) my employer’s letter reads:

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X is employed by X as grade X. He has been employed since X*2019*and his position is permanent. X is contracted to work 20 hours a week as part-time staff and the full-time salary equivalent is 21,000.

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It states the full-time salary, not the part-time one. For them to specify my part-time salary is 14,000 I have to submit an access request (that’s what they called it). Once this is submitted, they will provide me a second document confirming*my part-time salary of 14,000.

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Given that this is policy and I have fought tooth and nail against this, will the ECO find issue with me basically confirming what needs to be confirmed except it’s over two letters?

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Secondly, my annual salary is 14,000 however over the last 6 months I’ve been doing overtime*so each payslip is at least 1,550. How will they work out my earnings?

And in Appendix*2 3.11*it asks “What is your sponsor’s annual income from this employment before tax? – now do I enter 14,000 as this is my overtime before income and explain in a*cover letter how I meet the requirements? Will entering 14,000 in this field result in a refusal?

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Your employment letter should ideally state your basic salary, how many hours you are contracted for and the hourly rate for those hours.

In addition it should also state that overtime is available (not guaranteed) at xxx per hour.

For Appendix 2 3.11 put in your gross income for the year - then include an explanatory letter detailing your basic income plus overtime.

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Your employment letter should ideally state your basic salary, how many hours you are contracted for and the hourly rate for those hours.

In addition it should also state that overtime is available (not guaranteed) at xxx per hour.

For Appendix 2 3.11 put in your gross income for the year - then include an explanatory letter detailing your basic income plus overtime.
I receive 1166 per month on my 14,000 salary. Anything over this is from overtime and I am not paid per hour. In addition, my employer said they can only provide the basics - position, role, permanent, 14k salary, started May 2019.

They can't add anything about overtime.

I am likely to submit the employer's letter showing position, role, permanent, 14k salary, started May 2019, as well as six payslips showing a minimum of 1550 each month from overtime and corresponding bank statements.

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I will also include a cover letter showing the calculations of how I meet the financial requirement of 18600.

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Someone senior, like your manager, can also write a letter. My manager did the same as HR letters are standard template

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I receive 1166 per month on my 14,000 salary. Anything over this is from overtime and I am not paid per hour. In addition, my employer said they can only provide the basics - position, role, permanent, 14k salary, started May 2019.

They can't add anything about overtime.

I am likely to submit the employer's letter showing position, role, permanent, 14k salary, started May 2019, as well as six payslips showing a minimum of 1550 each month from overtime and corresponding bank statements.
So how do you get paid overtime if not hourly?

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So how do you get paid overtime if not hourly?
I mean my normal hours aren't hourly, overtime is hourly.

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I mean my normal hours aren't hourly, overtime is hourly.
in a situation like yours the employment letter usually states what the employees basic salary is etc and then says something like "overtime where applicable is paid at the rate of xxxx"

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in a situation like yours the employment letter usually states what the employees basic salary is etc and then says something like "overtime where applicable is paid at the rate of xxxx"
Yes I know, but if you read the previous posts you'll see my employer's HR is refusing to state this as it's non-standard which basically leaves me in a very poor position in regards to providing a satisfactory employer's letter and means I'll likely have to explain why my HR is refusing to issue a letter stating this and leaving it to chance that the ECO will see my payslips are above 1550 each.

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