Grateful for any advice on this one. I started with a new private home care company in August. Only a small outfit, but a 'limited' company. Worst one I've ever worked for. Really, really amateur. I've had no contract, no policies and procedures and not even a payslip for the first month of pay. The boss mistress is a nasty bully. I won't bore you with a wealth of incidents. Sufficient to say that I soon handed in my notice and my last day was today. Tomorrow was supposed to be payday. I've worked like a trojan over the past month. 06:45 first visit and 22:00 finish with hardly a break. I've done well over 50 hours every week of the month. Got a text today from the mistress as follows: "Hi huni, Reason for contact is we have had an issue with suspicious activity on our bank account and are unable to pay full wages tomorrow, bank has reassured me that this will be sorted and everyone will be paid remainder of wages by Wednesday, sorry about this but it is out of our hands xxx" I asked how much they are going to pay and it is only £300 apparently. My wages due were £2324.44. I'm on the limit of my overdraft already. I don't know what I'm going to do about bills. I'd borrowed from a relative to pay my rent on the 1st and had promised faithfully to pay them back tomorrow. I'm in desperation. Has anyone got any suggestions how to deal with this? Is it likely that a bank would not allow a small company to pay its employees because of 'suspicious activity'? It seems really dodgy to me. I have confirmed with another carer that it's true it's everyone, not just me. I've also emailed the union, but of course we're not unionised there. Fack and double fack small business entrepreneurs. Really.