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  • DWP - Swifter sanctions on unpaid child maintenance 

    Created: 02/08/2023
    News/Events Category: General News


    Parents who fail to pay child maintenance will face tougher sanctions faster after new laws were passed this week to speed up stronger enforcement action.  

    DWP will be able to impose tougher sanctions on non-paying parents – such as forcing the sale of property and taking away passports and driving licences – through a quick and simple administrative process.


    The Child Support (Enforcement) Act will see families paid faster as it gives DWP the power to use a liability order to reclaim unpaid child maintenance instead of applying to court and waiting up to 20 weeks. 


    Read the full press release  




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