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DWP consults on new powers to improve child maintenance collection

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Responses required by 8th February 2018

  • The DWP has issued a consultation seeking views on how to improve collection rates for child maintenance arrears.

    The paper, titled Child Maintenance: A New Compliance and Arrears Strategy, sets out ideas on several aspects of child maintenance including:

    • proposed improvements to child maintenance calculations and new compliance measures
    • proposals for stronger collection and enforcement methods, such as removal of passports and seizing the assets of sole traders and partnerships
    • requests for further ideas on collection and enforcement
    • proposals to deal with the historic debt that accrued on Child Support Agency (CSA) cases. 

    The deadline for response is 8th February and you can read the papers and get details of how to respond on the Gov.uk consultation website.


Published: 14/12/2017

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