If you’re working, we can ask your employer to make deductions from your wages or salary to pay the amount you owe.
This is called an Attachment of Earnings Order.
The deductions are set by law, and are taken as a percentage of your net earnings. These may vary from week to week or month to month, for instance if overtime is worked.
The percentages are set out in law - neither the Council nor your employer can change these.
Find out how we calculate the deduction in our Attachment of Earnings guide
Your employer must follow the attachment of earnings order by law, and may be prosecuted and fined up to £1,000 if they don't. They can charge £1 per deduction to cover their own costs.
Your employer will continue to take payments until you've paid what you owe.