Deduction from Earnings Orders – CMEC statistics show continued rise in maintenance paymentsWednesday, November 4th, 2009
Figures issued by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) show that, by the end of September 2009, over 797,000 children were benefiting from child maintenance. It is now a year since CMEC took over responsibility for the Child Support Agency. The latest figures also show that
- the CSA collected or arranged £1,131 million in child maintenance in the year ending September 2009
- £152m arrears have been collected since September 2008
- by the end of September 2009, in 73% of cases where a liability to pay maintenance exists, non-resident parents met their obligation to make a payment via the CSA or through a (voluntary) Maintenance Direct arrangement
- in the 12 months to July 2009, 116,000 new enforcement actions were taken including 63,405 new Deduction from Earnings Orders.
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