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Deductions from wages and benefits

After a liability order has been issued by the magistrates, we have the authority to collect unpaid Council tax by serving an order on your employer or the Department for Work and Pensions.

Deductions from wages

We can order your employer to deduct a regular amount from your wages toward your unpaid Council Tax.

The table below shows the amount to be deducted from weekly earnings.

Net Earnings Deduction Rate
Below £75 no deduction can be made
£75 to £135 3%
£135 to £185 5%
£185 to £225 7%
£225 to £355 12%
£355 to £505 17%
Above £505 17% for the first £505 and 50% for the remainder

The table below shows the amount to be deducted from monthly earnings.

Net Earnings Deduction Rate
Below £300 no deduction can be made
£300 to £550 3%
£550 to £740 5%
£740 to £900 7%
£900 to £1,420 12%
£1,420 to £2,020 17%
Above £2,020 17% for the first £2,020 and 50% for the remainder

Deductions from benefits

We may be able to apply for deductions if you are receiving Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, or Income Support.