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Use 'Live' HMRC Data to work out Child Maintenance payment calculations.

Submitted by Matthew Sainsbury on Tuesday 9th February 2021

Published on Tuesday 16th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 16th August 2021

Current Signatures: 37
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Access ~ Child ~ date ~ HMRC ~ It ~ Next year ~ Payment ~ Universal Credit

Petition Action

Use 'Live' HMRC Data to work out Child Maintenance payment calculations.

Petition Details

Instead of using HMRC Data from the last full financial year to work out Child Maintenance payments for the next year, use 'live' HMRC data, in the same way Universal Credit does. This means payments will be based on last months earnings, not earnings that are in some cases 12 to 24 months old.

Additional Information

Through this pandemic, it has brought to light how out of date and inpractical the CMS is. After 10 months of massivly reduced income, my payments are still based on figures from 2019. The CMS have still not adjusted payments. If however they would use monthly figures from HMRC, the payments could be adjusted monthly. They should have full access to these figures. This would mean, better payment consistency, less non payment and fairer for both parties.


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