Attachment of earnings
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Attachment of earnings book
This is a court order for a judgment debt to be paid by instalments out of the debtor ’s earnings from employment. ‘Earnings’ here includes private pensions, but not state old-age or disability pensions. Think of attachment of earnings as private PAYE, with you as the taxman. It takes an employer to dock the debtor’s wages at source, so attachment of earnings is not relevant if the debtor is: ❍ out of work; ❍ self-employed; ❍ a firm (sole trader or partnership); or ❍ a limited company.