Child maintenance: deduction orders against joint accounts
DWP launches consultation
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation on plans to make deduction orders to recover child maintenance arrears from joint bank accounts held by a non-resident parent.
This consultation seeks views from anyone who could be affected by the implementation of the power to make such deduction orders. For example:
- voluntary and community sector organisations
- clients of the statutory child maintenance schemes
- members of the public.
The consultation runs until 25/08/16.
To access the consultation document, please click here.