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Child maintenance: consultation launched on modernising and improving the service

The proposals in this consultation, launched by the Department for Work and Pensions, seek to strengthen the current Child Maintenance Service (CMS), which was introduced in 2012.

The proposals would enable:

- child maintenance has been deducted from a parent's earnings where their employer has gone into administration and
- the CMS are unable to recover the outstanding arrears from the trustee handling the companies' insolvency

The consultation is open to voluntary and community sector organisations, as well as CMS customers and members of the general public.

The consultation, which closes on 6 August 2021, applies to England, Wales and Scotland, although comments are welcomed from across the United Kingdom.

For the consultation document, click here.

18/6/21