CCJs and attachment of earnings orders
If you do not pay what you owe through a CCJ, your creditor can apply for an attachment of earnings.
Ignoring the letter could lead to:
- Getting a court summons
Learn more about dealing with County Court judgments (CCJs).
Council tax arrears and attachment of earnings
Your local authority can set up an attachment of earnings order for council tax arrears.
- Up to two council tax debts can be taken from your wages at the same time
- A larger amount might be taken if you have arrears from two years’ worth of council tax
Child maintenance arrears: deduction from earnings order
Child maintenance arrears use a different order. This is the deduction of earnings order (DEO).
This is set by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), not the court.
- They will set a ‘protected’ minimum amount of income
- Payments will only come from earnings above this amount
You do not need to be in arrears for CMS to enforce a DEO.
Ongoing payments can be taken by DEO if you:
- Do not pay the correct amount
- Do not pay on time