In England and Wales, an Attachment of Earnings Order (AEO) is a deduction made from an employee’s net earnings.
In the software, you can set up different kinds of attachments — for AEOs and other types of deduction orders. When you set up an attachment, the deduction made from the employee’s net earnings can be a value, or based on a table.
For detailed information about attachments and the fields on the Attachments window, refer to Attachments.
For detailed information about how to set up a payroll code by using a table (and any lower limit default) for the deduction, refer to Tables.
When you set up your table for attachments or arrestments, it is essential that you define and maintain the data in the table and for the payroll code as instructed by the earnings deduction information stated by the statutory authorities.
Example 1: An attachment that specifies a value
To set up an attachment for an employee on a monthly payroll, deducting a value of £50 in each pay period, you could fill in the fields as follows:
Field NameValueReference1234567YDescriptionCouncil TaxReference Date31/01/2012ArrestmentNoTotal520TABLEblankAmount50.00Protected EarningsblankPriority1
Example 2: An attachment that uses a payroll code table
To set up an AEO for an employee by using a table based on the following information for the deduction –
You set up the details for the attachment as follows:
Field NameValueReference9876543XDescriptionAttachment of Earnings OrderReference Date31/01/2012ArrestmentNoTotal800TABLEThe description for the associated payroll code, which you select from the drop-down list. For detailed information about how to set up a payroll code by using a table (and any lower limit default) for the deduction, refer to Tables.AmountblankProtected EarningsblankPriority1
And you set up the table for the payroll code as follows:
Range StartValue Assigned300.013.00550.015.00740.017.00900.0112.001420.0117.002020.0150.00