Government announces child maintenance ‘clampdown’

October 31, 2017 16 comments

money

The government has announced a new measure to prevent parents avoiding child maintenance payments. At the moment, child maintenance payments can only be claimed from a bank or building society account held in the paying parent’s sole name. As a result, some parents who do not wish to make the required payments will put their…

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Demand for 30-hour childcare pilot exceeds expectations

April 4, 2017 0 comments

family law

The number of parents who want to take advantage of a pilot scheme offering 30 hours of free childcare per week is higher than expected. The scheme is available to parents of three and four year-olds. The pilot is currently running in eight areas before a national roll-out which is expected to begin in September….

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