If you want to leave your job, you need to tell your employer beforehand.

Your contract or written statement will tell you how long beforehand you need to let your employer know, that is how much notice you need to give your employer.

If your employer wants you to leave your job, you should be given at least one week’s notice or you should get at least one week’s pay, unless you have done something very serious. You might have problems claiming benefit if you are sacked for doing something serious or if you leave your job without a good reason.