Who can receive a wage arrestment?

Generally, anyone who is employed (excluding serving members of the armed forces) can have their wages arrested. Here are a few rules:

  • You must be employed (self-employed people can’t have their earnings arrested)
  • You must not be on unemployment benefits (e.g. Income Support, ESA, JSA)
  • You must not be a serving member of the armed forces
  • Your debt must be more than £50