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      Scottish Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 116

      The Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2006


      © Crown Copyright 2006


      SCOTTISH STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


      2006 No. 116

       

      ENFORCEMENT

       

      The Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

       

       

      Made

      7th March 2006

       

       

      Laid before the Scottish Parliament

      8th March 2006

       

       

      Coming into force

      5th April 2006

       

       
      The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 49(7)(a), 53(3), 63(6) and 71 of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987[1] and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:
       
      Citation and commencement
           1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 5th April 2006.
       
          (2) In these Regulations, "the Act" means the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987.
       
      Rate of deductions in diligence against earnings
           2. In the Act
       

        (a) in each of sections 53(2)(b) and 63(4)(b) (which make provision as respects the sum to be deducted from earnings by an employer in certain cases), for "£10"[2] substitute "£12";
         
        (b) for Tables A, B and C of Schedule 2[3] (which set out the deductions to be made under earnings arrestments), substitute respectively Tables A, B and C set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.
         
       

      Employer's fee for operating diligence against earnings
           3. For the purpose of section 71 of the Act (employer's fee for operating diligence against earnings), the sum prescribed is £1.
       
       
      HUGH HENRY
      Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers
       
      St Andrew's House, Edinburgh
      7th March 2006
       
       
       
       

      SCHEDULE

      Regulation 2(b)
       
       
      TABLE A: DEDUCTIONS FROM WEEKLY EARNINGS

      Net Earnings

      Deduction

      Not exceeding £85

      Nil

      Exceeding £85 but not exceeding £125

      £4

      Exceeding £125 but not exceeding £135

      £6

      Exceeding £135 but not exceeding £145

      £9

      Exceeding £145 but not exceeding £160

      £13

      Exceeding £160 but not exceeding £175

      £15

      Exceeding £175 but not exceeding £190

      £19

      Exceeding £190 but not exceeding £210

      £22

      Exceeding £210 but not exceeding £230

      £25

      Exceeding £230 but not exceeding £250

      £28

      Exceeding £250 but not exceeding £265

      £32

      Exceeding £265 but not exceeding £285

      £34

      Exceeding £285 but not exceeding £300

      £38

      Exceeding £300 but not exceeding £320

      £41

      Exceeding £320 but not exceeding £340

      £47

      Exceeding £340 but not exceeding £365

      £54

      Exceeding £365 but not exceeding £395

      £60

      Exceeding £395 but not exceeding £425

      £66

      Exceeding £425 but not exceeding £455

      £73

      Exceeding £455 but not exceeding £485

      £82

      Exceeding £485 but not exceeding £520

      £92

      Exceeding £520 but not exceeding £555

      £101

      Exceeding £555 but not exceeding £590

      £110

      Exceeding £590 but not exceeding £630

      £120

      Exceeding £630 but not exceeding £675

      £145

      Exceeding £675 but not exceeding £730

      £170

      Exceeding £730 but not exceeding £795

      £199

      Exceeding £795 but not exceeding £870

      £230

      Exceeding £870 but not exceeding £945

      £262

      Exceeding £945

      £262 in respect of the first £945 plus 50 per cent of the remainder

       
       
      TABLE B: DEDUCTIONS FROM MONTHLY EARNINGS

      Net Earnings

      Deduction

      Not exceeding £370

      Nil

      Exceeding £370 but not exceeding £490

      £15

      Exceeding £490 but not exceeding £550

      £25

      Exceeding £550 but not exceeding £610

      £34

      Exceeding £610 but not exceeding £670

      £45

      Exceeding £670 but not exceeding £730

      £56

      Exceeding £730 but not exceeding £800

      £69

      Exceeding £800 but not exceeding £870

      £82

      Exceeding £870 but not exceeding £940

      £94

      Exceeding £940 but not exceeding £1,010

      £107

      Exceeding £1,010 but not exceeding £1,090

      £120

      Exceeding £1,090 but not exceeding £1,170

      £133

      Exceeding £1,170 but not exceeding £1,250

      £145

      Exceeding £1,250 but not exceeding £1,340

      £157

      Exceeding £1,340 but not exceeding £1,440

      £182

      Exceeding £1,440 but not exceeding £1,550

      £208

      Exceeding £1,550 but not exceeding £1,660

      £233

      Exceeding £1,660 but not exceeding £1,780

      £259

      Exceeding £1,780 but not exceeding £1,910

      £283

      Exceeding £1,910 but not exceeding £2,040

      £309

      Exceeding £2,040 but not exceeding £2,180

      £343

      Exceeding £2,180 but not exceeding £2,330

      £381

      Exceeding £2,330 but not exceeding £2,490

      £419

      Exceeding £2,490 but not exceeding £2,680

      £457

      Exceeding £2,680 but not exceeding £2,900

      £568

      Exceeding £2,900 but not exceeding £3,150

      £693

      Exceeding £3,150 but not exceeding £3,450

      £823

      Exceeding £3,450 but not exceeding £3,800

      £982

      Exceeding £3,800 but not exceeding £4,100

      £1,140

      Exceeding £4,100

      £1,140 in respect of the first £4,100 plus 50 per cent of the remainder

       
       
      TABLE C: DEDUCTIONS BASED ON DAILY EARNINGS

      Net Earnings

      Deduction

      Not exceeding £12

      Nil

      Exceeding £12 but not exceeding £16

      £0.50

      Exceeding £16 but not exceeding £19

      £0.90

      Exceeding £19 but not exceeding £22

      £1.40

      Exceeding £22 but not exceeding £25

      £1.90

      Exceeding £25 but not exceeding £28

      £3.10

      Exceeding £28 but not exceeding £31

      £3.70

      Exceeding £31 but not exceeding £35

      £4.30

      Exceeding £35 but not exceeding £39

      £4.90

      Exceeding £39 but not exceeding £43

      £5.50

      Exceeding £43 but not exceeding £47

      £6.10

      Exceeding £47 but not exceeding £52

      £7.40

      Exceeding £52 but not exceeding £57

      £8.30

      Exceeding £57 but not exceeding £62

      £9.90

      Exceeding £62 but not exceeding £68

      £11.50

      Exceeding £68 but not exceeding £75

      £13.50

      Exceeding £75 but not exceeding £82

      £15.90

      Exceeding £82 but not exceeding £90

      £18.80

      Exceeding £90 but not exceeding £100

      £21.70

      Exceeding £100 but not exceeding £110

      £26.40

      Exceeding £110 but not exceeding £121

      £31.10

      Exceeding £121 but not exceeding £133

      £35.80

      Exceeding £133

      £35.80 in respect of the first £133 plus 50 per cent of the remainder

       
       


      EXPLANATORY NOTE
       
      (This note is not part of the Regulations)

       
       
      Regulations 2 and 3 make changes to certain figures relating to diligence against earnings in Part III of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 ("the Act").
       
      Regulation 2(a) increases the figure set out in sections 53(2)(b) and 63(4)(b) of the Act, used in the calculation of deductions from a person's pay when that pay is subject to a current maintenance arrestment or conjoined arrestment order, from £10 to £12.
       
      Regulation 2(b) substitutes new Tables A, B and C for those in Schedule 2 to the Act which set out the deductions to be made from a person's pay when that pay is subject to an earnings arrestment.
       
      These new figures reflect the increase in the Average Earnings Index since the figures were last amended in 2001 by the Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2001[4].
       
      Regulation 3 increases the fee set out in section 71 of the Act, which an employer may charge the debtor for operating diligence against earnings, from 50 pence to £1.
       


      Notes:
       
      [1] 1987 c.18. The functions of the Lord Advocate were transferred to the Secretary of State (by virtue of the Transfer of Functions (Lord Advocate and Secretary of State) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/678)), and to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).back

      [2] This sum was most recently substituted by S.S.I. 2001/408.back

      [3] Tables A, B and C were most recently substituted by S.S.I 2001/408.back

      [4] S.S.I. 2001/408.back


       
      ISBN 0 11 070028 7

       

 

 
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