Two weeks ago I received a copy of two attachment of earnings orders from the council, one for £850 (went to court 17th July 2006!) and one for £340 ( went to court 14th Feb 2007).
Although I knew I was in arrears, they hadn't written to me for a long while and I didn't really want to chase it with them.........anyway I rang them to query this and they said I should have received two notifications for each, the second one being a court summons - I didn't receive anything.
I explained to the woman I spoke to that it was a lot of money to take (12% of my earnings for each order!) and that it'd make it difficult for me to pay my other bills (including mortgage). She wasn't very sympathetic and offered to send me an income and expenditures form (not received it yet).
I got my payslip today and have discovered that they've taken two amounts from my salary, £231.99 and £151.64. Each order said that they'd take 12% of my net earnings so to my reckoning both amounts should be the same?
Has anyone had a similar experience and iIs there anything I can do about this?