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Council Tax attachment of earnings orders

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4. Deductions from monthly earnings

The following deduction rates should be used for employees being paid monthly

CTAEO deductions from monthly earnings
Net earningsDeduction 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


Monthly intervals

If your employee is paid in monthly intervals, then their net earnings should be divided by the number of months in the pay period.

The above table should then be used to work out the appropriate monthly deduction and the resulting amount multiplied by the number of months in the period.