DWP publishes guidance on how debt management direct earnings attachments should be operated
01 April 2016
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published guidance for employers and software developers on how a DWP Debt Management Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA) should be operated.
Two sets of guidance have been published:
- Direct Earnings Attachment – A Guide for Employers - This guide explains what an employer needs to do if DWP Debt Management asks them to implement a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA).
- A More Detailed Guide has also been developed to complement the publication Direct Earnings Attachment – A Guide for Employers. It is intended to provide employers and payroll software developers with more detail and worked examples on how a DWP Debt Management DEA should be operated.
Find out more about DEAs in the guide Make benefit debt deductions from an employee’s pay.