As an employee - Please check your appropriate Financial regulations. This is taken from the NALC Model.
7.4. Each and every payment to employees of net salary and to the appropriate creditor of the statutory and discretionary deductions shall be recorded in a separate confidential record (confidential cash book). This confidential record is not open to inspection or review (under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or otherwise) other than:
a) by any councillor who can demonstrate a need to know;
b) by the internal auditor;
c) by the external auditor; or
d) by any person authorised under Audit Commission Act 1998, or any superseding
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