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CSA caseload reduced by 200,000 from March to June 2019

The Child Support Agency's caseload continues to reduce. According to figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions, the number of CSA cases held on CSA or Child Maintenance Service IT systems decreased from 472,700 in March 2019 to 260,900 in June 2019. The reduction in caseload is due to the closure of cases as outlined in the child maintenance compliance and arrears strategy.

The CSA historical debt balance continues to reduce. The amount of CSA debt held on CSA or CMS IT systems has decreased from £2,040 million in March 2019 to £915 million in June 2019. Debt owed to Government and debt which has no reasonable chance of being collected is being written off.

Between 13 December 2018, when the compliance and arrears strategy work started, and 30 June 2019:

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