Meta Title :Government to close ‘joint account loophole’ for parents owing child support
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Oct 31, 2017, 03:20 AM
Article ID :116107
The Government has announced new powers designed to stop parents avoiding child maintenance payments. Currently, if a parent owes child maintenance, deductions can only be made from a bank or building society account held solely by them. This allows a small number of parents to neglect their obligations by putting their money into a joint account with a partner. New laws will be brought in to allow deductions to be made from joint accounts in order to recover child maintenance arrears. Safeguards will be put in place to protect the other holder of the joint account.