Council Tax - attachment of earnings orders
If you don't pay Council Tax you owe, you may get an attachment of earnings order to take money directly from your employer
We'll send a copy of the order to your employer, who will then set up payments to us on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on how often you get paid.
When it's set up, the order stays in place until you've paid your debt or you leave your employment.
The amount of money we take depends on how much you get paid after tax, as shown in the table below.
|Daily earnings after tax||Weekly earnings after tax||Monthly earnings after tax||Percentage of earnings taken|
|Up to £11||Up to £75||Up to £300||0%|
|£11 to £20||£75 to £135||£300 to £550||3%|
|£20 to £27||£135 to £185||£550 to £740||5%|
|£27 to £33||£185 to £225||£740 to £900||7%|
|£33 to £52||£225 to £355||£900 to £1420||12%|
|£52 to £72||£355 to £505||£1,420 to £2,020||17%|
|Over £72||Over £505||Over £2,020||17 to 50% *|
* We'll take 17% of the first:
- £72 for daily earnings
- £505 for weekly earnings
- £2,020 for monthly earnings
Then we'll take 50% of any money earned over these amounts for that day, week or month.
If someone you employ has received an attachment of earnings order, you can download the guidance for employers (PDF 146KB) for more information.