Open consultation

Child Maintenance: a new compliance and arrears strategy

Summary

This consultation seeks views on a new child maintenance compliance and arrears strategy.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation is to inform the government’s new child maintenance compliance and arrears strategy, which we aim to publish in 2018.

The proposals in this consulation seek to strengthen the current Child Maintenance Service (CMS), which was introduced in 2012.

The proposals include:

  • improvements to child maintenance calculations and new compliance measures
  • stronger collection and enforcement measures
  • a request for further ideas on collection and enforcement
  • how to deal with the historic debt that accrued on Child Support Agency (CSA) cases

The consultation is open to:

  • voluntary and community sector organisations
  • clients of both the CSA and CMS schemes
  • members of the general public

Documents

Child Maintenance: a new compliance and arrears strategy

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Child Maintenance: a new compliance and arrears strategy methodology paper

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Cynhaliaeth Plant: strategaeth newydd ar gyfer cydymffurfiaeth ac ôl-ddyledion

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Cynhaliaeth Plant: papur methodoleg strategaeth newydd ar gyfer cydymffurfiaeth ac ôlddyledion rhagfyr

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Ways to respond

Email to:

complianceand.arrearsconsultation@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Write to:

Child Maintenance Policy Team
Ground Floor North Zone E
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UA

Published 14 December 2017
Last updated 14 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated address and email address for 'ways to respond'.
  2. First published.