By Paul Smit-Oracle on Mar 04, 2014
The Welfare Reform Act 2012, which became law in March 2012, allows Department for Works and Pensions Debt Management to ask the employer for making deductions directly from payee’s earnings. This is routed by asking employer to operate a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA).These regulations are only in force in England, Scotland and Wales hereby excluding Northern Ireland. DEA has its own regulations which follow some of the workings of a Deduction from Earnings Order (DEO) and some workings of an Attachment of Earnings Order (AEO), particularly a Council Tax Attachment of Earnings Order (CTAEO). DEA does not replace other orders and in some circumstances employers may receive requests to implement deductions for multiple orders for the same employee. The legislation covering DEAs, part of the Social Security (Overpayment and Recovery) Regulations 2013 came into force on 8th April 2013.
DWP has released necessary specification for an automated payroll solution which will be introduced effective April 2014. In order to ensure compliance with this legislative initiative Oracle has updated the position statement that is made available on My Oracle Support, Document ID 1631637.1.