Policy paper

Child maintenance reforms: 30 month review of charging

The 30 month review considers the impact of the introduction of charging in the Child Maintenance Service.

Documents

Child maintenance reforms: 30 month review of charging

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Families Need Fathers response to the 30 month review

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Gingerbread response to the 30 month review

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Public and Commercial Services Union response to the 30 month review

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Scottish Women’s Aid response to the 30 month review

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Details

Application fees and collection charges were introduced to the Child Maintenance Service in June 2014. Section 141 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 required the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to review the impact of charging no later than 30 months after it was introduced, meaning by the end of December 2016.

The review, which consisted of independent research and official statistics, was published by December 2016. This report draws together the findings of the published research and statistics and the department’s response to these findings.

List of publications comprising the 30 month review

Research publications

Statistical publications

Published 3 August 2017