Starting at the beginning.. In January I put in a claim for an advance of fees to pay for hotel accomodation (using the wonder that is JPA) which was payed into my account. ( 4 weeks after submitting the claim and on the day before I checked into the hotel but thats another story) So, near as dammit Â£680 in my bank, and off I go for 2 weeks 'work attachment' for resettlement. Fast forward three weeks and I get back to work off leave, send a copy of the completion cert and the hotel bill (some Â£700 odd) to the clerk via internal mail, as suggested by clerk. In the meantime, lose original hotel receipt (I know, Idiot) Come end of march, heard nothing, pay is normal (except still being on 'BR' for tax, another long and painfull story) and none the wiser to any problems. Mid April, fianlly get access to terminal that can access JPA in guardroom (now on Guardshift as shift commander, Pain in the backside trying to get away to sort out menial stuff like personal admin) Find that advance had been audited, think nothing of it, as I forwarded the required paperwork...ho hum, we do like to trust snail mail.. Fast forward again, this time to right now, no paper payslip as yet due to troop admin being notoriously rubbish at forwarding mail and not being able to get over to them to collect mail, check internet banking... Pay this month is near as dammit Â£680 short!!! I'm therfore assuming that on audit, the paper work for the advance hadn't been completed, and I was to repay my 'debt' with which I have no arguement, if it is justified.. What I do have issue with is almost Â£700 being withheld in one go! It seems a bit much, and its a good job that I waited out on agreeing to put down a deposit on a (rental) property! So, is this an amount that is perfectly acceptable and normal to be deducted in one swoop, or do I have a case for going and jumping up and down on someones desk tomorrow??