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Information for employers 

Attachment of earnings

In certain cases we may need to deduct money directly from your earnings, benefits or pension credit.

The process

We send you a letter, with a copy to your employer or benefits agency. The letter instructs that the debt is to be cleared by deduction from wages or salary, or income support, jobseekers allowance, pension credits or employment and support allowance (ESA) on a scale fixed by law.

If you are on income support, income based jobseekers allowance, pension credit or ESA and we feel it is appropriate, we can apply to the Department for Work and Pensions for amounts to be taken directly from your benefits. The amount we can currently take will be £3.70 per week from April 2015, only one attachment of benefit can be set at any time.

If you are employed, an attachment of earnings could be made. Two attachments can be set on your account at the same time and deductions will be made separately for each attachment.

Please note, once an attachment of earnings has been set up it will not be cancelled unless payment is received in full.

Deductions could be made for each liability order as follows -

Deductions from weekly earnings

Net earnings Deduction rate per cent
Not exceeding £75 - 0 per cent
Exceeding £75 but not exceeding £135 - 3 per cent
>Exceeding £135 but not exceeding £185 - 5 per cent
Exceeding £185 but not exceeding £225 - 7 per cent
Exceeding £225 but not exceeding £355 - 12 per cent
Exceeding £355 but not exceeding £505 -17 per cent
Exceeding £505 - 17 per cent for the first £505 and 50 per cent for the remainder

Deductions from monthly earnings

Net earnings Deduction rate per cent
Not exceeding £300 - 0 per cent
Exceeding £300 but not exceeding £550 - 3 per cent
Exceeding £550 but not exceeding £740 - 5 per cent
Exceeding £740 but not exceeding £900 - 7 per cent
Exceeding £900 but not exceeding £1420 - 12 per cent
Exceeding £1420 but not exceeding £2020 - 17 per cent
Exceeding £2020 - 17 per cent for the first £2020 and 50 per cent for the remainder


In addition, the employer can charge £1 per deduction for their administration costs.



Contact us

You can visit us in person at any customer service centre.

Local taxation
Hull City Council
PO Box 15
Hull
HU1 2AB
 
Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 613 562
Email: recovery@hullcc.gov.uk

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