The "P" code refers to documents in the
In the Republic of Ireland, P45 is also used as a reference to a form with the same function, as the administrative procedures in this area are similar. However, the form itself is different in design from the UK version.
Colloquially the term is used to describe somebody being fired. For instance: "After a series of defeats, the manager was eventually handed his P45."[ On ]June 27,
|“||I received the following communication by urgent letter yesterday: |
“Details of employee leaving work: Surname Blair. First name T”—
“This form is important to you. Take good care of it. P45.”
—Tony Blair, Official Report (Hansard)