Attachment of earnings ordered on ex! Urgent help needed in Local Authority, Council Tax and Business Rates Issues Posted August 23, 2018 If you have split and the attachments are to his salary...why do you wish to appeal it ? Perhaps a little history of the CTAX debt would be helpful. Andy As I said the relationship ended on bad terms and this included violence. The arrears arose after the break up. I want to appeal it as I fear for my safety it's really that simple. The amount owed is £499 from last year and £1400 from this year including charges. I informed the council of the separation when arrears started but he is still apparently named on the account.