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Gingerbread calls on the Government to scrap unfair child maintenance fees

Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families, is calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to scrap unfair child maintenance fees. These fees are taken by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) from money owed to children by their non-resident parent. This call came as figures released by the DWP showed that there is currently £408.3 million in arrears owed to children across Great Britain.

The figures also show:

For the latest figures from the DWP, click here. For comment by Gingerbread, click here.