Progress with child maintenance reforms

Inquiry status: Oral and written evidence published, inquiry concluded.

Inquiry details

How the Government is supporting separated families; the introduction of the new statutory child maintenance service; the proposals to introduce charging for use of the statutory service; and the plans for dealing with child maintenance arrears.

Committee staff lead: Joanna Welham, Tel: 020 7219 4984




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