Direct Earnings Attachment

The Welfare Reform Act 2012, which became law in March 2012, allows Scarborough Borough Council Accounts Receivable to ask your employer, to make deductions directly from your earnings.

We do this by asking them to operate a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA).  We do not have to go through the civil courts to do this, unlike the Attachment of Earnings Order (AOE) process, for example.

Full details about how to do this are contained in the Employer's Guide.