Making deductions for Council Tax payments from salary or benefits

If you are employed and a Court Order (liability order) has been issued against you in respect of unpaid Council Tax, we can ask your employer to make regular deductions from your salary. This will then be paid directly to us. The amount we can deduct from your salary will depend on how much you earn per week or month. Your employer will continue to make deductions until you have paid the outstanding Council Tax.

By law your employer must comply with this 'attachment of earnings order' and may be prosecuted and subject to a substantial fine if they fail to make deductions.

If you are in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Pension Credit, we can apply to the Department of Works and Pensions for regular deductions to be made from your benefit.

Further information

You should contact us if you have any questions about attachment of earnings or deductions from benefit.

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