Background Paper on Child Support
Child Poverty Action group is pleased to publish this backgrounder on child support. It is a policy issue that is overdue for attention.
This backgrounder highlights that both The Child Support Act 1991 and the Liable Parent Contribution Scheme that preceded it have emphasised that where a solo-parent is on a benefit, their former partner ought to provide recompense to the tax-payer. The interests of the child or children are not the central concern.
The full backgrounder and other material on Child Support can be accessed below.