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Attachment of Earnings Act 1971

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Employer's deduction (other cases)

6(1)The following provision shall have effect in the case of an attachment of earnings order to which paragraph 5 above does not apply.

(2)If on a pay-day the attachable earnings exceed the sum of—

(a)the protected earnings ; and

(b)so much of any amount by which the attachable earnings on any previous pay-day fell short of the protected earnings as has not been made good by virtue of this sub-paragraph on another previous pay-day,

then, in so far as the excess allows, the employer shall deduct from the attachable earnings the amount specified in the following sub-paragraph.

(3)The said amount is the sum of—

(a)the normal deduction ; and

(b)so much of the normal deduction on any previous pay-day as was not deducted on that day and has not been paid by virtue of this sub-paragraph on any other previous pay-day.

(4)No deduction shall be made on any pay-day when the attachable earnings are equal to, or less than, the protected earnings.

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