I have an Attachment of Earnings Order

You have received this because of one of the following reasons:

  • You have broken an arrangement that you set up to pay off your debt under Liability Order
  • You failed to return an Information Request or make an arrangement on your debt under Liability Order in the timeframe given
  • You have an old debt under Liability Order which has been pending an Attachment of Earnings Order

The rules surrounding Attachment of Earnings Orders are:

  • Attachment of Earnings Orders can only be issued on debts under Liability Order
  • The maximum number of Attachment of Earnings Orders allowed for Council Tax is 2
  • The deduction amount is government set and is out of the Council’s control
  • Once an Attachment of Earnings Order has been issued it will not be revoked unless:
    • The order is cleared in full
    • The order has been issued incorrectly and this can be proven
    • The order will leave you in hardship and this can be proven and an offer of alternative payment can be made

The government set deduction amounts are set out below. The left hand side of the tables show the wage brackets and the right hand side of the tables show the percentage that will be deducted from your NET wage.

Table 1 – Deduction from weekly NET earnings
Not exceeding £750
Exceeding £75 but not exceeding £1353
Exceeding £135 but not exceeding £1855
Exceeding £185 but not exceeding £2257
Exceeding £225 but not exceeding £35512
Exceeding £355 but not exceeding £50517
Exceeding £505

17 in respect of the first £505 and 50% in respect of the remainder

 

Table 2 – Deductions from monthly NET earnings
Not exceeding £3000
Exceeding £300 but not exceeding £5503
Exceeding £550 but not exceeding £7405
Exceeding £740 but not exceeding £9007
Exceeding £900 but not exceeding £1,42012
Exceeding £1,420 but not exceeding £2,02017
Exceeding £2,020

17 in respect of the first £2,020 and 50% in respect of the remainder

 

 

Table 3 – Deductions from daily NET earnings
Not exceeding £110
Exceeding £11 but not exceeding £203
Exceeding £20 but not exceeding £275
Exceeding £27 but not exceeding £337
Exceeding £33 but not exceeding £5212
Exceeding £52 but not exceeding £7217
Exceeding £72

17 in respect of the first £72 and 50% in respect of the remainder

If you are being deducted anything other than the amounts set out as above then you will need to contact your payroll department.

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I have an enquiry or I wish to make an appeal regarding my Attachment of Earnings Order 

Last updated on: 08/01/2018 - 10:33