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How does employment trace work?

Thursday, 7th September 2023 09:45

Tracing a debtor’s employer can provide vital information that can often make the difference between getting paid and losing the money forever. 

We help our clients to find out more about their debtor’s current employment status and provide the facts needed to be able to secure payment via an attachment of earnings application. Information obtained can also be used for ensuring documents are personally served or for use in more in-depth enquiries.

Successful employers’ searches will uncover a lot of useful key information, which can be used to serve court documents and help recover money owed to you by:

  • Checking whether a subject is unemployed or self-employed
  • Finding out whether a subject is claiming benefits
  • Confirming if a subject is a company Director
  • Securing the information required to enforce an Attachment of Earnings Order

Our employment tracing will normally be completed within 30 days. Delivered on a no- confirmation, no-fee basis.

Our experienced investigators conduct discreet enquiries via telephone, professional internet databases and via industry leading software created to meet the needs of our sector. All works carried out by us will comply within the provisions of the Data Protection Act and all UK GDPR legislation.

The success of our employment tracing service and the quality validation processes used by our team provides the confidence to offer our customers an information recheck facility free as part of our service. We have the resources to handle both single and large-volume instructions and can offer fast track services where time matters. 

The only information our experienced investigators need to start an employment tracing enquiry is the subject’s full name and current residential address. However, if you don’t have some of the information, we can make enquiries on your behalf if required.

Speak to our expert team today to find out more information about employers’ searches and a range of other trace services.


For more information on how we may be able to help you, please contact us today.

About Us

dataTrace uk was founded in 1991 and provides comprehensive tracing and information services. In early 2022, dataTrace uk joined The Broadriver Group, encompassing Controlaccount, identeco Business Support Toolkit, Sinclair Taylor, and identecoHR.


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