Open consultation

Child maintenance: changes to powers of entry and information requests

Summary

This consultation seeks views on changes to the powers the Child Maintenance Scheme use to calculate child maintenance and enforce payments.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation is seeking views on changes to the powers the Child Maintenance Scheme (CMS) use to calculate child maintenance and enforce payments.

The proposals in this consultation seek to strengthen the current CMS, which was introduced in 2012.

The proposals include:

  • an increase to the level of protection for the public when a CMS agent needs to use their powers of entry to premises
  • expanding the list of organisations that must comply with requests for information to include pension providers and mortgage lenders

The proposal on powers of entry applies to England, Wales and Scotland only.

The proposal on the information strategy applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Documents

Ways to respond

Email to:

policy.development@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Write to:

Child Maintenance Policy team
Third Floor South Zone G
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UA

Published 14 January 2019