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Publication strategy for the 2012 scheme administered by the Child Maintenance Service

Strategy for the publication of statistical information about the 2012 scheme administered by the Child Maintenance Service.

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Strategy for the publication of information about the 2012 scheme

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The government is reforming the child maintenance system. Wherever possible, we will support separated parents to work together in the interests of their children and set up their own, family-based child maintenance arrangements.

For those who are not able to do this, we introduced the 2012 child maintenance scheme, administered by the Child Maintenance Service. This has been developed to help increase the number of payments reaching children on time and in full, bringing better value for money for the taxpayer, speedier processing of applications, simpler calculations and faster enforcement action for those that choose not to pay.

Published 26 February 2014
Last updated 30 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Strategy updated to include published and proposed measures for the Child Maintenance Service 2012 experimental official statistics with planned delivery dates in 2017.
  2. Strategy updated to list new measures due for next release in January 2016 – 1) change of circumstances 2) mandatory reconsiderations 3) appeals.
  3. Strategy updated to list new measures due for next release in October – 1) children benefiting from child maintenance 2) amount of arrears 3) application fee exemptions data.
  4. Updated the document to set out plans to add tables to the CMS 2012 experimental official statistics and to improve the assurance levels of data already published.
  5. First published.