MoJ and HMCTS
Schools and Safeguarding
CMS Policies and Procedures
Child Maintenance Policy
CMS Policies and Procedures
CMS Pay and Collect Scheme
Open letters & Child Maintenance Payments
Last week we saw an anonymous letter gain a fair bit of media attention. It ...
Costs of childhood – Where’s the research?
At Voice of the Child we are asked a lot about cost of children. Child ...
Heidi Allen’s Bill – Deja Vu
the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a ...
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 ...
The £3.8billion question….Child maintenance arrears
£3.8billion is the figure most often mentioned when politicians, Gingerbread, or anyone else is looking ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
CMS – People under the microscope
At the Voice of the Child we are extremely aware that children fare best when ...
The CMS, your data, hacking, and Government profiteering
We wrote recently about the Child Maintenance Service and your personal data. Suffice to say, ...
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 ...
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 ...
CMS Debt Negotiation Tool
The CMS has an increasing caseload, and contrary to their core principles and remit, an ...
The CMS, the DWP, and Universal Credit
We have had it reported to us, (and we personally have seen multiple posts in ...
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 ...
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 ...