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24 July 2012

Child support changes will impact on ‘100,000 families’


One in 11 families who currently get child support payments in England will lose out in a major shake-up of the system, government analysis suggests.

Ministers want to charge people to use a new maintenance service to encourage them to make their own arrangements – see our earlier post here for more information about the new system.

But the government’s own analysis suggested 100,000 families were unlikely to use the new service, and so could lose child support payments as a result.

There’s more on this story on the BBC news site here.