What are centralised attachment of earnings payments (CAPS)?

All attachment of earnings orders (except those made by magistrates courts) are processed through the Centralised Attachment of earnings Payment System (CAPS).

CAPS is able to monitor for payment, process payments and, where enforcement is required, will refer orders back to the local court. CAPS therefore provides savings to HM Courts & Tribunals Service, provides a streamlined effective form of enforcement to claimants, and also provides one payment point for employers. Payments under a judgment order are paid out weekly.

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