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Child Support Agency quarterly summary statistics: December 2013
Date:26 FEB 2014
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The Department for Work and Pensions have published a statistical report providing figures on caseloads, enforcement, appeals, collections and outstanding arrears.

These publications contain national statistics on child maintenance schemes operated through the Child Support Agency (CSA) up to December 2013.    

Main findings include:

  • At the end of December 2013, the CSA live caseload stood at 1.4 million. 
  • In the quarter ending December 2013, 84.1% of all cases in which maintenance was due had either received maintenance via the CSA collection service, or had a maintenance direct arrangement in place. 
  • In the quarter to December 2013, maintenance had been collected or arranged by the CSA via the statutory maintenance service on behalf of 887,200 children. 
  • In the quarter to December 2013, the CSA collected or arranged £314.8m in child maintenance (regular and arrears), of which £38.2m was arrears. 
  • In the year to December 2013, the CSA collected or arranged £1,270.0m in child maintenance (regular and arrears), of which £159.1m was arrears.
  • 53.7% of intake received in September 2013 was cleared within 12 weeks. 
  • 89.1% of intake received in July 2013 was cleared within 18 weeks.
  • Uncleared work has decreased by 3,800 to 11,300. This represents a decrease of 25.2% since September 2013. 

The full report is available on the DWP website.