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Four in five parents now paying for their children

Recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that the vast majority of parents who use the Child Support Agency (CSA) are now paying for their children.

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Errors in child maintenance accounts

The National Audit Office has reported that the Auditor General has once again been unable to give a full sign off to the Client Funds Account of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission because of the level of error in maintenance assessments.

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Survey of Child Maintenance Options outcomes

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has published findings from a 2010 survey of 2,009 separated parents using the Child Maintenance Options telephone service. The survey’s primary aim was to determine the number of children benefiting from a family-based child maintenance arrangement, following contact with the Child Maintenance Options telephone service, between July 2008 and the end of March 2010.

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Child Support Agency seizes record payment

A record-breaking single payment of £108,000 has been forcibly deducted from a father's bank account. The man had failed to pay any maintenance for his daughter for more than 16 years, refusing to respond to letters and calls from the Child Support Agency.

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‘Missing a trick’ on child poverty

New research has shown that the government could make huge progress in addressing the growing issue of child poverty in the UK by improving the collection of child maintenance.

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Warning from charities over child maintenance

A joint statement from charities Barnardo's and Gingerbread has warned that the Government's proposed changes to the child maintenance system could negatively impact on the lives of families that rely on maintenance payments. 

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