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Two useful briefing notes on 2012 child maintenance scheme published

The House of Commons Library has recently published two useful, and free, briefing notes explaining the calculation and rules relating to the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme.

The first sets out how the Child Maintenance Service calculates the amount of child maintenance payable under the 2012 scheme. To access the briefing, click here.

The second sets out the rules on variations, including the grounds for a variation under the 2012 scheme, how to request a variation, and sources of further information. From a policy standpoint, it compares the current variations rules to those for the legacy 2003 scheme, and notes criticism of the changes and parliamentary debate of them. To access the briefing, click here.