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Wages Act: Council may deduct community charge from its own employees' earnings

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    Ashton v London Borough of Hackney [1994] EAT (0 other reports)

A local authority was entitled to make an attachment of earnings order, in respect of unpaid community charge, against one of its own employees, holds the EAT in Ashton v London Borough of Hackney. Nothing in the relevant Regulations governing enforcement of the community charge rendered the order unlawful on the ground that the authority was both the employer and the charging authority, and so the deductions were permissible under the Wages Act 1986.