Child Maintenance, CMS Arrears, CMS Policies and Procedures

Negative Impact to new families (and children) by regulations “justified” say DWP

We wrote recently about the interaction between a backbench MP, Heidi Allen, DWP and the ...

Child Maintenance – Behind closed doors…MP’s and Ministers

What goes on behind the closed doors of Westminster? Questions are frequently asked in the ...

Open letters & Child Maintenance Payments

Last week we saw an anonymous letter gain a fair bit of media attention. It ...

Heidi Allen’s Bill – Deja Vu

This article was originally published on 6th March 2018 and updated on November 20th 2018. ...

The £3.8billion question….Child maintenance arrears

£3.8billion is the figure most often mentioned when politicians, Gingerbread, or anyone else is looking ...
variation is complex

Another biased DWP “consultation” on Child Maintenance

On December 14th, the Government (via Department of Work and Pensions) launched a consultation on ...

Heidi Allen’s Voting Record on Welfare, Benefits and Taxation

The dictionary defines the word hypocrite as follows: Hypocrite noun 1. a person who pretends ...

Heidi Allen and her 10 minute Bill – An analysis

At the Voice of the Child we have been clear regarding how dissatisfied we are ...

Spotlight on Heidi Allen MP

Today we're taking a closer look at Heidi Allen and her "crusade" to change elements ...

UPDATED: Spotlight on Barry Porter, Head of the CMS FIU

We wrote a recent post about the FIU of the Child Maintenance Service in an ...

CMS – Repeating the mistakes of the past, ten minutes at a time…..

We have written before about the Department of Work and Pensions select Committee inquiry into ...

The Child Maintenance Service and Personal Data

The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) may hold personal data on anyone with a Child Maintenance ...

Joint Accounts and the Child Maintenance Service

It is very common when discussing the Child Maintenance Service for the subject of Arrears ...

The CMS, the DWP, and Universal Credit

We have had it reported to us, (and we personally have seen multiple posts in ...
Calculating the correct figures

Child Maintenance Service – Who makes the Policy?

We have seen some recently released information that has shed some light on who makes ...

Do you have or are you owed Arrears? Put on your Positive Pants.

This article was originally published on Sunday 24th September 2017. An update was made on ...
Calculating the correct figures

Child Maintenance Service: Government Response to the Work and Pensions Committee Fourteenth Report of Session 2016–17

The Government published their response to the 14th Report on Child Maintenance that was released ...

Child Maintenance Service Satisfaction Survey 2017

The Child Maintenance Service is designed to work on the basis of an application from ...

Your services are no longer required – Is it time for Tom McCormack – Director of the CMS, to go?

In any normal commercial private sector organisation it is a generally accepted principle that if ...

Child Maintenance Survey 2017

This survey is for Resident Parents who are receiving or should be receiving child maintenance ...