I have recently joined a small company as Financial Controller. Have been asked to sent a letter to an ex employee who owed the company money.

I believe the scenario was we over paid her, then as she spent this overpayment and couldn’t afford to pay the lump sum back we agreed payment terms of £50 per month.

Of course she left before any repayment was made. The final pay slip was zero so there was no money to withhold.

I am currently drafting a letter to her but want to make sure I do this correctly as I beleive it will go to court.

This is several months after she has left, is there any time frame, do I need to word the letter in a certain way, how frequent shoul I send the reminders etc before we threaten with court?

Marie Attenborough

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