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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Attachment of Earnings


A Liability Order allows the Council to write to your employer to request deductions be made directly from your pay and forwarded to the Council for your Council Tax.

An Attachment to Earnings is when the Council takes money direct from your wages or salary. This is done weekly, fortnightly or monthly in accordance to how you are paid. The money is sent by your employer to the Council Tax department where it will be used to pay off your Council Tax arrears.

Attachment to Earnings are deducted as a percentage of net earnings. The rate is shown below and is non-negotiable, as it is set by Central Government not the Council.

Attachment to Earnings Deductions Based on Weekly Earnings

Net Earnings 

Deduction Rate %

Not exceeding £75

0

Exceeding £75 but not exceeding £135

3

Exceeding £135 but not exceeding £185   

5

Exceeding £185 but not exceeding £225

7

Exceeding £225 but not exceeding £355

12

Exceeding £355 but not exceeding £505

17

Exceeding £505

17 in respect of the first £505 and 50 in respect of the remainder 

 

Attachment to Earnings Deductions Based on Monthly Earnings

Net Earnings

Deduction Rate %

Not exceeding £300

0

Exceeding £300 but not exceeding £550

3

Exceeding £550 but not exceeding £740

5

Exceeding £740 but not exceeding £900

7

Exceeding £900 but not exceeding £1420

12

Exceeding £1420 but not exceeding £2020   

17

Exceeding £2020

17 in respect of the first £2020 and 50 in respect of the remainder 

 

Attachment to Earnings Deductions Based on Daily Earnings

Net Earnings

Deduction Rate %

Not exceeding £11

0

Exceeding £11 but not exceeding £20

3

Exceeding £20 but not exceeding £27  

5

Exceeding £27 but not exceeding £33

7

Exceeding £33 but not exceeding £52  

12

Exceeding £52 but not exceeding £72

17

Exceeding £72

17 in respect of the first £72 and 50 in respect of the remainder 

On top of this, your employer may charge you £1.00 for administration each time a deduction is made.

  • You must be notified by your employer each time a deduction is made. To fail to do this is an offence.
  • By law, your employer must follow the Attachment of Earnings Order and may be prosecuted and fined up to £2000.00 if they do not.
  • If you change jobs, or stop working, you must inform the Council in writing within 14 days.

In exceptional circumstances the Council may instruct the employer to make fixed rate deductions. This is only possible when it has been proven that the percentage deduction would inflict severe financial hardship and must be agreed with the Council in the first instance.

Multiple Debts?

Legislation makes it possible for the Council to set up two attachment of earnings orders to run at the same time. The second of these will be deducted at the percentage rate left after the first deduction has been made.

If you are in arrears with your Council Tax and wish to discuss payments or the actions being taken, please contact the Recovery Section on the number shown at the top of this page.