Brits are being urged to check their payslips now after a warning from HMRC.

The National Living Wage increased by nearly 10% from £9.50 to £10.42 an hour from April 1.

It meant a payday rise for employees aged 23 or over with 2.5million workers seeing more money in their accounts.

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The National Minimum Wage, for workers aged under 23, also had an increase of around 10%.

Although the change came into effect from April 1, many Brits will only just be seeing the rise in their May payslips.

But some workers could well be in a position where their employer hasn't reflected the increase in their wages.

It is illegal for companies to pay their workers under the minimum wage.

HMRC is now urging people to check payslips to ensure they're getting the right hourly salary.

It recently wrote on Twitter: "Is your employer paying you the correct National Living or Minimum Wage rate?

"Make sure you get the wages you're entitled to. You've earned it, make sure you're getting it.

"Check that you've been paid the correct amount by your employer."

If you check your payslip and think you've been underpaid, you can contact your employer.

You'd have to take evidence to your bosses to prove you've not been paid correctly.

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It's always worth making a formal complaint about your company through the HR department.

Alternatively you can contact HMRC anonymously through the website or call Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100 for free.

If you go to HMRC for help, it will launch an investigation and take action if you haven't been paid the correct wage.

It can make your bosses repay you the amount missing, backdated by six years at the current minimum wage rate.

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