Child Support Agency admits that it made up the amount of arrears to scare and mislead parents and now the DWP accepts that these fake arrears have been carried across to the CMS. It’s time for a full public enquiry.
Category: CMS Arrears
We investigate the history behind the man running the Financial Investigations Unit; Barry Porter
We’ve taken a look at the CMS Financial Investigation Unit (FIU), how they’re trained, and how they operate. This is the first of many articles to come.
What was the DWP told by the responses to the Joint Account Consultation? What did Gingerbread, Resolution, the British Bankers Association, the Money Advice Trust and, the public tell the DWP?
We have discovered that the UK Government is literally profiting from the large amount of Arrears it has allowed the CMS to build up. In addition, your data may have been the subject of a hack.
The Department of Work and Pensions intends to widen the powers available to the Child Maintenance Service to include the taking of money from Joint Bank Accounts. A worrying and unwelcome development that is not at all child focused.
The CMS are supposed to negotiate with Paying Parents to put in place sustainable and reliable payment plans for arrears. What does their policy say?
We have obtained the figures on enforcements undertaken by the CMS between September 2015 and June 2017.
How the CMS can arrange to have money taken directly from bank or building society accounts to pay off arrears.
The Child Maintenance Service has the ability to write off arrears in cases where this may be appropriate. But do they?
We have written a pro forma letter for you to print out and send to the CMS. You will need to amend the highlighted sections to that they are particular to your own case
Arrears can build up when a person is due to pay child support maintenance via the statutory scheme but fails to pay the entire amount due on time. The difference between what is due...
How to find out what you’re actually owed in Child Maintenance Arrears and how to go about making sure the CMS collects and pays them to you
The CMS were asked to provide a full and complete breakdown of all charges, what those payments pay for and to whom that money goes.