The Child Support (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 2) Regulations 2014 were published on 23 June 2014.
These Regulations make amendments to the Child Support (Management of Payments and Arrears) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/3151) (“the 2009 Regulations”) and the Child Support (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1386) (“the 2014 Regulations”).
Regulation 2 modifies regulation 11 of the 2009 Regulations in relation to cases administered under the 2012 scheme of child support. The modification is consequential on the introduction of charging collection fees (a fee payable in a case where the Secretary of State arranges for collection of child maintenance) under the Child Support Fees Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/612) and enables the Secretary of State to recover collection fees from a deceased person’s estate.
Regulation 3 varies the 2014 Regulations. In so far as any provision came into force when the 2014 Regulations were made, paragraph (2) revokes it and restores any legislation varied by such provision. Paragraph (3) amends the commencement provisions in the 2014 Regulations so that those Regulations will be commenced on 30th June 2014. Paragraphs (4) and (5) vary regulations 2(1) and 6(1) of the 2014 Regulations so that the modifications made by regulations 2 and 6 apply only to cases administered under the 2012 scheme of child support. There is no commencement provision in the 2014 Regulations for paragraph (5) of regulation 6. Paragraph (6) revokes that paragraph. The amendment made by that paragraph is made by regulation 2 of these Regulations.
A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the private sector and civil society organisations.
The full statutory instrument can be read here.