You will need to send us evidence to support your application. This page helps you to understand what we need and how it needs to look.

TIP: To keep the process quick and simple, please return ALL application documents at the same time and use your children’s name in the subject heading. 

Proof of employment in fashion or textiles

You’ll need to provide evidence of your work in fashion and textiles.
Please send us one of the below combinations of employment documents:

    1. Two payslips, dated at least one year apart
    2. Two P60's
    3. One P60 AND one recent payslip, both dated at least one year apart
    4. P45 (if made redundant or left a job) AND one payslip OR P60, both dated 12 months apart

      PLUS one current payslip for you and your partner, if they are living with you and working.

TIP: Please make sure all documents clearly show your name, your employer’s details, amount, and date, as shown in the pictures below.

Don't have any old employment documents? 

If you don’t have any, you can get a report of your past employment for the last 9 years from HMRC, using this online form. 

Once completed, you will need to send the form to HMRC, who will reply with a form showing your employer details for the 9 year period. You can then send this to us as part of your application. 

Employment proof checklist:

  1. Do you have two employment documents to send?
  2. Are they dated at least one year apart?
  3. Do they clearly show your name/your partner's name (if living with you and working)
  4. Do they clearly show your employer's name?
  5. Do they clearly show the payment amount and payment date?

If you can answer yes to all of the above, you can submit these documents with your application form.

Bank Statements

We need to see a recent PDF bank statement showing ALL the benefits you have listed on your application form. You might have to log in to online banking via your phone or using a desktop or laptop to do this. The statement must show your name, address, the name of the benefit, date received and amount, as shown on the pictures below.

TIP: We cannot accept screenshots of your banking app, as this doesn’t show who is receiving the benefits, as shown below. 

Don't receive bank statements? 
Most online banking apps will let you download a PDF of your recent bank statement. You might have to log in using a desktop or laptop to do this. If this is not an option for you, you can visit your local bank branch or order a statement from telephone banking. 

Bank statement checklist:

  1. Is it dated within the last 2 months?
  2. Does it clearly show your name (or name of the applicant, if this is your partner), your address and the date in the header?
  3. Does it clearly show all your benefits being paid into the account, matching the amount you listed on your application form?

If you can answer yes to all of the above, you can submit these documents with your application form.

Tenancy Agreements

If you are applying for items because you have been re-housed please also send us your current tenancy agreement, showing your name, new address, tenancy start date, rent amount, and signature page.