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Tue Jan 11 07:37:23 GMT 2011
In article <B35A6EE8-8625-4D57-9634-FF6524EB0F0D at st-kilda.org>, Fearghas
McKay <fm-lists at st-kilda.org> writes
>> In England and Wales that would be an attachment of earnings order.
>> You _can_ apply for such an order even if you don't know the
>> defendant's NI number or indeed the identity of their employer. In
>> practice you'd apply for the debtor to be questioned and if they
>> refused to supply the relevant information you'd ask the court to
>> commit them to prison. Very few former landlords are sufficiently
>> bloody minded to do so.
>Indeed but having the number up front makes it easier and more importantly quicker to finish the process of getting your money.
But this is a classic example of scope-drift. Your NI number is not
supposed to be a proxy (or index to) your employer. If they want to know
who your employer is, they should ask (and in this case they already
did, elsewhere on the forms).
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