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Petition Reform child maintenance support from self-employed non-resident parents

This should include utilising all data available, including CIS RTI data, to verify and check declared self-assessment gross profit figures, and implementing measures to collect accrued debt for repeated and persistent non-payment cases at source, such as from SA tax refunds.

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According to CMS statistics on the Collect and Pay service, £20 million due is unpaid every quarter; 32% paid no maintenance for q/e March 20. Non-payment relates to 111k+ children, without looking to unpaid maintenance under Direct Pay or false calculations for complex earners.

Child maintenance needs to be treated in the same way as tax and not seen as a benefit, to ensure more children receive the correct financial support they are legally entitled to. Help lift these children out of poverty.

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