If you no longer have payslips from your old employer, you can get proof directly from HMRC. There's two main ways to do this.

Log into your personal tax account

Probably the quickest option for getting past employment proof is to use your personal tax account. You can use your tax account to check your records and manage your details with HMRC including:

  • checking your income from work in the previous 5 years
  • check how much Income Tax you paid in the previous 5 years

You can then send us a clear screenshot of the employment history page, with your name clearly showing. 

It's easy to register for Government Gateway if you have not used it before. 

Get started here 

Apply for your employment history report by post

This is the best option for anyone who needs to show employment history for 5+ years ago. Remember, we can only accept applications for fashion and textile employment within the last nine years. 

To obtain your employment history download and complete this HMRC form.

Once completed please post it to HMRC to: PT Operations North East England HM Revenue and Customs BX9 1AN

They will then send you information about your employment history that will detail your, national insurance number, employers by name and earnings for this period.

You can send this to us as your trade connection proof. 

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