Child Maintenance, CMS Calculations

Which HMRC Tax Year should the CMS use for calculations?

We get asked this question a lot. It seems the CMS would have both paying ...

CMS and the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU)

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

The CMS have been getting pension contributions wrong for years. Are you due a refund?

We wrote recently on pensions but a recent disclosure of information from the Department of ...

How does the CMS deal with pension contribution levels when considering variations?

The UK Government obliges all employers to contribute into an employee pension scheme to provide ...
variation is complex

Variation grounds – Child Maintenance Service

The regulations that govern the operation of the 2012 Child Maintenance Service provide for both ...
Calculating the correct figures

Special expense variations – Impact Assessment

Dear DWP You have published a PDF entitled "Impact Assessment - The Child Support Maintenance ...
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 ...

Child Maintenance Service – variations for overnight care

If you are a paying parent and the children stay with you overnight you are ...
The Voice of the Child

How much does it cost to run the Child Maintenance Service?

In August 2017 someone made a FOI request to uncover what the levied fees and ...
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 ...
The Voice of the Child

Child Maintenance Calculations – where’s the research?

In order to understand the basis for the current calculations someone made a request to ...