attachment of earnings


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attachment of earnings

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(Law) (in Britain) a court order requiring an employer to deduct amounts from an employee's wages to pay debts or honour financial obligations
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These include: | by making an attachment of earnings order | by using bailiffs to possess a person's goods | by applying for a charging order on property | by starting bankruptcy proceedings | by applying for a deduction to be made from a person's benefit, such as Universal Credit.
Stacey called me in after an attachment of earnings order was made and sent to her employer.
If that was Joe Public then they'd have a couple of letters and then an attachment of earnings or money taken out of their benefits.
"It provides for an attachment of earnings order in most cases where a fine defaulter is in employment or in receipt of an occupational pension.
Options for enforcement include instructing bailiffs to attend the debtor's property to seize goods to the value of the debt, or applying for an attachment of earnings order, meaning monies will be sent directly to you from their employer.
Instead of a straight fine the courts could impose an attachment of earnings order where there is a conviction for dangerous or reckless driving.
He said that Judith Lemarinel, who has already admitted stealing around pounds 600 from another resident, owed thousands in council tax and was the subject of an attachment of earnings order to pay back money.
Carmarthenshire council spent pounds 116,395 on private detectives for tracing absconded debtors, enabling attachment of earnings orders to be imposed in relation to council tax, and investigating social care, health and housing complaints.
In addition to a Charging Order, these might include an Attachment of Earnings, whereby money from a debtor's wages is used to pay a debt; a Warrant of Execution which empowers a county court bailiff to attend a judgment debtor's address to take goods for sale; or a Third Party Debt Order which is usually made to stop the debtor taking money out of his or her bank or building society account.
To date, the court heard, her partner had repaid pounds 1,636.19 in council tax benefit through an attachment of earnings process from his job as a lorry driver in the highways department at the Vale of Glamorgan.
A further 4,071 Attachment of Earnings Orders were issued.