STOP CSA CHARGES – Don’t make children pay the price
Starting from 2013, the government proposes charging:
£100 as an upfront fee (or £50 for parents on benefit) for those who want to use the future CSA. Only “Victims of domestic violence” will be exempt (although there is no detail on how this will be proved or checked).
An on-going charge of between 7% and 12% on any maintenance paid to parents who rely on the future CSA to collect their child maintenance, as well as an extra 15-20% charge added to the non-resident parent’s payment.
We think that these proposals are unfair on single parents and their children, and will mean many families who really need this maintenance money lose out.
We would like you to write to the minister in charge of this policy, Maria Miller MP, and also your own MP.
There has already been a consultation, however the government have refused to budge and plan on going ahead with their proposals anyway. We need all the help we can get to make them listen.
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