Council Tax Recovery

Attachment of Benefits

After a Liability Order is granted in favour of the Council by the Magistrate, the Council can instruct the Department for Social Security/Department for Works and Pensions to make deductions from the following benefits:

  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) 
  • Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit (PCGC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)

The Attachment of Benefit can only happen if the person whose name appears on the Council Tax bill is in receipt of one of the above benefits.

The Department for Works and Pensions will pay the deduction over to the Council on a monthly basis until the debt is cleared.