The CMS was established in 2012 to replace the old Child Support Agency (CSA). The consultation proposals include:
removing passports—parents who persistently do not pay child maintenance they owe could face being banned from holding or obtaining a UK passport for up to two years
improved calculations—income from capital, foreign income, notional income from assets and unearned income could all be taken into account when the CMS works out how much maintenance a parent owes
deductions from business accounts—the CMS could seize funds from sole trader and partnership accounts to pay off a parent’s unpaid maintenance bill
The consultation also outlines proposals to address historic unpaid child maintenance built up under the old CSA, and options for writing it off.
Responses can be submitted by email to: email@example.com or in writing to: Child Maintenance Policy Team, Ground Floor North Zone E, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UA.