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Attachment of Earnings - Employers' Duties and Guidelines

An Attachment to Earnings order is issued by the council to an employer when a customer has not paid their council tax. The order can only be issued after a liability order has been granted by the Magistrates Court on the outstanding debt. The Attachment to Earnings order is a legal document that obligates the employer to deduct money direct from an employee’s wages or salary and forward the money to the council until the outstanding order(s) is paid in full.

Employers’ Duties

  • An Employers obligation is to administer the order in line with the Guidance and Regulations.
  • Failure to deduct may result in proceedings against the employer which could result in a fine.
  • Pay the deductions to the local authority no later than the 18th day of the month following the month in which the deduction was made.

  • There can only be a maximum of 2 orders running simultaneously

  • The council must be informed by writing within 14 days if the debtor is not in your employment. If the debtor ceases to be employed by you while there is still a balance on the order you must inform the council in writing within 14 days of the debtor leaving your employment. Failure to do so may render you liable for a fine.

  • An employer may deduct £1 per order each time a deduction is taken from an employee’s wages towards administrative costs.

Attachments of Earnings are deducted as a percentage of net earnings. The rate cannot be altered as it is set by Central Government not the Council.

Bank Payments

Payments may be made using the Council's Bank:

Barclays Bank

36 Dunraven Place


CF31 1JB


Sort Code: 20-12-25

Account Number: 13415198

Account Name: Bridgend County Borough Council

Please ensure that you quote your employee's Council Tax account number.  

Cheques should be made payable to 'Bridgend County Borough Council', and crossed.

Please ensure that your Employee's Council Tax Account Number is written on the back of your cheque.


Phone: Council Tax: 01656 643391 between 8:30 - 4:00 Monday to Friday

By mail: Correspondence should be addressed to the Taxation Section, Bridgend County Borough Council, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4WB.


Last Updated: 15/09/2016
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