6. Making payments
The order that you get for the employee will tell you whether you have to pay:
- the magistrates’ court
- the Centralised Attachment of Earnings Payments (CAPS) office
Tell your employee each time
You must tell your employee in writing about each deduction. Do this when you give them their payslip.
Paying the magistrates’ court
Send a cheque made payable to ‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service’.
You can pay with a single cheque if you’re paying 2 or more orders issued by the same court.
Some courts let you pay by Bacs transfer. Contact the court for their account details if you want to pay this way.
When you send the payment, you must include a note of:
- the employer name
- the employee’s name
- the case number from the order
- how much money you’re sending
Paying the CAPS office
You can only pay by:
- Bacs transfer
You can’t pay by standing order or Direct Debit.
Pay CAPS by cheque
Send a cheque made payable to ‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service’ to CAPS.
PO Box 404
Pay CAPS by Bacs
To make a Bacs payment, send:
- a bank payment request form to your bank
- the Bacs payment schedule form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The payment will be sent back if you don’t fill in the schedule correctly. You can be fined if you don’t send the schedule.
Contact CAPS about a payment
You need to give these details when you contact CAPS about a payment:
- case number
- your name (as stated on your bank statement)
- your bank account number
- your sort code
- amount of payment