Child Maintenance, CMS Arrears

The £3.8billion question….Child maintenance arrears

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

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 and the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU)

The current Minister with direct responsibility for Child Maintenance is Caroline Dinenage MP. However, her ...

Joint accounts and the CMS – What were the DWP told in answer to their consultation?

We wrote recently about the DWP response to their 2016 Consultation on removing money from ...

The CMS, your data, hacking, and Government profiteering

We wrote recently about the Child Maintenance Service and your personal data. Suffice to say, ...

Joint Accounts and the Child Maintenance Service

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

CMS Debt Negotiation Tool

The CMS has an increasing caseload, and contrary to their core principles and remit, an ...

CMS Enforcement Data

We have obtained the figures on enforcements undertaken by the CMS between September 2015 and ...

CMS, arrears, and Lump Sum Deduction Orders

Child maintenance enforcement - direct deductions from bank accounts If the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) ...

CMS Arrears Write Offs

The Child Maintenance Service has the ability to write off arrears in cases where this ...
CMS Complaint Letter

Do you need to complain to the CMS?

We have written before about the importance of establishing the accuracy of the Child Maintenance ...
Calculating the correct figures

Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic – Analysis of a Select Committee

The common perception of Child Maintenance is that it is meant to benefit children. Of ...

Arrears Negotiations with the Child Maintenance Service

Arrears can build up when a person is due to pay child support maintenance via ...

What to do about arrears you’re owed by the Child Maintenance Service

Fictitious Arrears The first you need to appreciate is that although the Child Maintenance Service ...
The Voice of the Child

Child Maintenance DEO Fees and Charges

In August 2017 someone made a FOI request to the Department of Work and Pensions ...