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Deductions from wages and attachment of earnings

Updating author: Kate Upcraft


  • No deduction may be made from a worker's wages unless specific conditions are satisfied. (See Deductions from wages)
  • An employer may be required by a court to make deductions directly from an employee's wages. (See Attachment of earnings)
  • Student loans are recoverable through the employer's payroll. (See Student loans)
  • Three types of arrestment of earnings order can be made by a Scottish court. (See Arrestment of earnings (Scotland))
  • Deductions from employees' net pay are legally enforceable under a Debt Arrangement Scheme for those habitually resident in Scotland. (See Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme)