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Single parents 'cannot afford' coalition's child maintenance fees

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/09/2011

Sam Jones

"Almost half the single parents who use the Child Support Agency (CSA) would not be able to afford to pay the fees to access the new child maintenance service, according to a survey by the charity Gingerbread.

"The poll found that 46% would not be able to afford the mooted application fee of £100, or £50 for those on benefits.

"It also discovered that 72% of respondents said they would be unable to agree private arrangements with their former partners, which means their children could go without maintenance support.

"The CSA is to be phased out, and, under proposals in the welfare reform bill, would be replaced by a child maintenance system which would include a compulsory "gateway" service for those seeking to claim money."

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"Single parents 'cannot afford' coalition's child maintenance fees", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 04/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/single-parents-cannot-afford-coalition-s-child-maintenance-fees