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Committal proceedings

If we can't collect the money that you owe by using one of the methods listed through deducting your salary or benefits, we will start committal proceedings against you. This means you will be summoned to attend the magistrates’ court and further costs will be added to your account.

To prevent this happening, you can pay the debt in full, or agree a payment arrangement with us.

If the magistrates think that you have the money to pay but are deliberately not paying, they may decide to send you to prison for up to 90 days.