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Council Tax Debt in Scotland: How to tackle an earnings arrestment

Council Tax Debt in Scotland: How to tackle an earnings arrestment

A sheriff officer can send you an earnings arrestment order letter if you have Council Tax owing to a Scottish Local Authority. In this article, we’ll discuss what this means and how this can affect you.

Why is an earnings arrestment order used?

This is used by councils as a process to recover non-payment of council tax arrears. Before the order can go ahead, councils are obliged to follow set procedures and protocols. These are governed by Scottish law.

You will be sent a reminder letter if you do not ensure your monthly council tax bill has been paid on time. Typically giving you 7 days to pay the full amount due by setting up an arrangement. If you do not pay the amount due within 7 days of receiving this reminder letter, the local authority will send you a final reminder. This will now give you 14 days to pay the full council tax bill for the remainder of the year, this is because your right to pay by fixed instalments has been taken away.

It’s a good idea to speak to a wage arrestment expert if you receive an earnings arrestment order. They’re able to give you the right professional advice and information on what options are available to you.

If you decide not to pay your council tax after you have received a final notice reminder, or if you do not communicate with the council to set up a new payment plan, this will now mean that further action will take place. The local authority now has the right to go ahead and make an application for a summary warrant from the sheriff court.

You will receive this summary warrant by post or it may be hand delivered by a sheriff officer. This means that an officer from Scott & Co., Stirling Park, Walker Love or Alex M Adamson will contact you to carry this out. Sheriff officers are granted special powers by a sheriff court to enforce these court orders. Councils can contract sheriff officers to collect council tax arrears by using a summary warrant. Some of the well-known sheriff companies in Scotland are Scott and Co, Stirling Park, Walker Love and Alex M Adamson. The summary warrant will note how much you owe and will include a 10% penalty added on top. Contact details for the sheriff officer will also be provided. You have 14 days to speak to the sheriff officer and arrange a payment plan.

If you don’t come to an agreeable plan with the sheriff officer, they can ask for your current employer’s details, your national insurance number and your bank details. If you don’t give them these details, you could be fined for this. When this goes ahead, your council will ask the sheriff court to now apply a charge for payment order.

How will an earnings arrestment order affect me?

An earnings arrestment will mean your employer will take money from your payslip that goes towards paying your debt. This is carried out automatically and the reduced amount will be sent to the sheriff company. This will continue until you have paid off the council tax debt in full.

The court will work out how much can be taken from your payslip on each pay day. The figure you owe will include the council tax arrears, admin fees, and any interest that is owed.

A calculation is used to work out how much should be taken from your pay. This will be based on how much you are earning each month. This includes any bonus and overtime you do. It does not account for any other debts you are paying right now, as well as your monthly shopping and utility bills. If your earnings differ each month, the amount will be adjusted in accordance with this. An earnings arrestment can cause financial hardship for many households.

An earnings arrestment may not be able to take place under specific conditions. If you are in receipt of an unemployment benefit such as jobseeker’s allowance or employment support allowance, you are exempt from this. This will also apply to self-employed workers and those who work for the armed forces. For this arrestment to go ahead, the right conditions have to be met. You should also expect to receive a debt advice and information pack in the post. This pack gives you advice on how to deal with various types of debt and what options you may have. Read through this carefully.

Once certain conditions are in place, an earnings arrestment order can make life very difficult. Check with your employer to see if any disciplinary action may take place, as your job may be at risk depending on what type of work you do.

Fuel Poverty: A choice between heating and eating you should never have to make

Fuel Poverty: A choice between heating and eating you should never have to make

You might think that fuel poverty means you can’t afford to keep your home warm in the winter, but for some, the coming of winter means only one thing – worsening health. For those people who struggle to pay their fuel bills, winter can be a killer.

Fuel poverty is a widely recognised problem, affecting more than 2.5 million households across the UK. A home is in fuel poverty if it spends more than 10% of its income on fuel to stay warm. And for too many people high fuel bills force them to make unacceptable choices between heating or eating.

A danger to health

Fuel poverty is not just about being able to afford heating, it affects health. Living in a cold home can make it harder to resist infection and can encourage damp and mould growth. This can cause health problems and can worsen existing health conditions.

Older people are particularly vulnerable. Living in a poorly-heated home puts them more at risk of heart and lung disease as well as worsening other conditions like arthritis and rheumatism. The very young can suffer too – cold homes affect babies’ weight gain and increase asthmatic symptoms in children.

And it’s not just physical health either. Teenagers are five times more at risk of developing multiple mental health problems if they live in a cold home. Those in fuel poverty can also suffer from anxiety and stress as they struggle to pay their energy bills and are forced to ration their heating.

What you can do

One of the biggest causes of fuel poverty is the energy efficiency of a property. Studies have shown that 96% of fuel poor households are poorly insulated. Get some help with insulating your home and stop heat from escaping.

Rising energy bills have aggravated the problem. But there are actions you can take to minimise the effects of fuel poverty. The first is to check you’re getting the best deal from your energy supplier. You could save money by comparing energy tariffs and switching to a cheaper tariff.

It’s important to ensure you’re not overpaying for your gas and electricity, we’d recommend using a socially-conscious energy comparison site, for example, Utility Saving Expert donates 10% of its net profits to fuel poverty charities.

Using the same supplier for your gas and electricity helps too, as does paying by monthly direct debit rather than with a quarterly bill or having a prepayment meter. Providing regular meter readings will ensure bills are more accurate.

If you are living in fuel poverty and need some support with paying your bills there is help. For instance, there are several government schemes available.

  • Winter Fuel Payments – a one-off, tax-free payment of between £100 and £300 to help with heating costs in winter for households that include someone over Pension Credit age. If you qualify, you will receive this automatically.
  • Cold Weather Payments of £25 for those on certain means-tested benefits during periods of very cold weather. If you qualify, you will receive this automatically.
  • If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, the Warm Home Discount Scheme gives a one-off discount of £140 on an eligible household’s electricity bill between October and April. Call the Warm Home Discount Scheme team on 0345 603 9439.

Maximising energy efficiency

Once you’ve checked that you’re not overpaying on your heating there are some steps you can take to ensure that your fuel goes a little further.

  • Turn appliances off rather than leaving them on standby
  • Unplug chargers and switch lights off when not in use
  • Don’t overfill the kettle
  • Put lids on saucepans when cooking
  • Only run washing machines and dishwashers when full, using lower temp settings
  • Dry washing outside or on an airer rather than a tumble dryer
  • Switch to low energy light bulbs
  • Have a shower instead of a bath.
  • Only have the heating on when it is needed
  • Use night storage heaters correctly
  • Use draft excluders to stop heat from escaping
  • Have the hot water cylinder thermostat no higher than 60ºC/140ºF

Fuel poverty is not just about lacking a warm home, for some the problem is so extreme that it comes down to a choice between heating or eating – a situation no one should have to suffer in the 21st century. But worse, a cold home could be a threat to your wellbeing. If you think you could be at risk, then the first thing you can do is check you are not paying too much for your fuel. Check you’re on the best possible energy tariff and you could be saving your health.

Learn about Therapy

Learn about Therapy

Life coaching is the most trending changes people are implanting in life these days. There are many types of assistance provided by coaching. Therapy is one kind of life coaching. There are many different kinds of therapies available. If you are looking for some surprising facts about learning therapies, this article is a complete justice to it. Here we are discussing the various concerns of therapies and how they help in life coaching.

What is therapy?

Therapy is a platform where one can align their lifestyle mentally, emotionally and psychologically. It provides you with a confident channel to expose your darker side and help you fill in the gaps with colors. It also contributes it building up a stable personality and attitude. It enables you to mend your perceptions and thought process.

What are the different types of therapies available?

 
There are a thousand varieties of therapies available. Few of them are named below, Behaviorism, Body Psychotherapy, constructive therapy, Control master therapy, collaborative therapy, Drama therapy, Energy therapy, Ego state therapy, Family narrative therapy, Feminist, family system therapy, Guide monitoring therapy, Imaginary relationship therapy, Musical Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Neuropsychological therapy, parent therapy, Parent-child therapy and so on.

What are the benefits of therapy?

There are a lot of benefits of therapies. They are constructive, and if not given at the right time, it can also become destructive. Few of the benefits are mentioned below:

·       Helps to keep trust in you

The prevalent deficiency amongst the current generation is the lack of self-confidence and trust. They do not believe in themselves and always end up trusting the wrong people. They fail to identify harmful individuals and get trapped in toxic circumstances.

·       Strengthens you to face your surroundings

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No matter where you are and what kind of situation you are in, always remember to be reliable. Being strong can help you nail your problems and dilemma in the fastest manner. When you have the habit if staying firm, you eventually tend to face situations with all confidence and positivity.

·       Helps you to become expressive

It is the widespread condition found in most of the individuals, and it is called shyness or lack of expressions. It is due to the fear that holds you tight, and therapies can fix all these problems since they help you to explore yourself and show you how to be expressive. When you express the hard times or things within, you gradually isolate to keep them as a secret or bury them deep within you.

·       You will develop a great sense of solution

This is the practical and useful benefits of therapy. Therapies help you to find a solution for all your problems and help you to fix them on your own. You need not depend upon others to find you an answer. You will find the best solution for yourself.

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