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Child Support Agency caseload continues to reduce

CSA live cases fell from 261,100 in June 2019 to 176,400 in September 2019

The caseload of the Child Support Agency continues to reduce. Latest data from the Department for Work and Pensions show that the number of CSA cases held on CSA or Child Maintenance Service IT systems decreased from 261,100 in June 2019 to 176,400 in September 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 £915 million in June 2019 to £798 million in September 2019. Debt owed to Government and debt which has no reasonable chance of being collected is being written off.

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

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