Deductions from your wage or benefits

If you do not pay the payment arrangement as shown on the summons, or you do not make alternative arrangements for payment, we can order the DWP or your employer to deduct a regular amount from your benefits/wages to pay towards your unpaid Council Tax.

Deduction from wages

Amount to be deducted from weekly earnings

Amount to be deducted from weekly earnings
Net earnings Deduction rate
below £75 no deduction can be made
£75 to £135 3%
£135 to £185 5%
£185 to £225 7%
£225 to £355 12%
£355 to £505 17%
above £505 17% for the first £505 and 50% for the remainder

Amount to be deducted from monthly earnings

Amount to be deducted from monthly earnings
Net earnings Deduction rate
below £300 no deduction can be made
£300 to £550 3%
£550 to £740 5%
£740 to £900 7%
£900 to £1,420 12%
£1,420 to £2,020 17%
above £2.020 17% for the first £2,020 and 50% for the remainder

Deduction from benefits

We may be able to apply for deductions if you are receiving Jobseekers' Allowance, Income Support, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit or Universal Credit.

Make a general enquiry

If you need to contact us regarding deductions from your wages or benefits, you can contact us by making an enquiry

Or you can contact us by telephone on 01254 585585 or by using our online chat service