26 Sep 2013

Earnings Arrestment Update

Earnings Arrestment Update

Grant Milne, Trainee Solicitor, provides an update on the deduction tables for Earnings Arrestment in respect of the Accountant in Bankruptcy's three-yearly review, which came into effect on 6th April 2013.

Grant Milne, Trainee Solicitor, provides an update on the deduction tables for Earnings Arrestment in respect of the Accountant in Bankruptcy's three-yearly review, which came into effect on 6th April 2013.

Changes to the amount that can be deducted from a debtor’s wages under an Earnings Arrestment came into force on 6th April 2013 following the regular three-yearly review.

There will now be no deductions from weekly earnings that do not exceed £106.17, up from £95.77. In respect of monthly earnings there will be no deductions from wages that do not exceed £460.06, an increase from £415.00.

Deductions from weekly wages

Deductions from monthly wages


*There are also changes to daily earnings.

The new tables, set out in a schedule to the regulations, take account of the fact that inflation has surpassed wage increases.

The figure used to determine the sum to be deducted from earnings subject to a conjoined arrestment order, is increased from £13.64 to £15.12.

In addition the protected minimum balance in bank arrestments is to increase from £415 to £460.06.

The new Regulations will not apply to existing diligences until the Regulations are intimated to employers, unless employers choose to apply them.

Grant Milne, Trainee Solicitor

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