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Children: Maintenance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 214103, tabled on 29 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to assess the income of paying parents who are company directors in child maintenance service cases.

Answered on

4 February 2019

As company directors are considered to be employed by the company, we use the most recently available income data directly from HMRC to calculate how much child maintenance should be paid. Where company directors receive additional income from dividends, property, savings or other investments, this can be taken into account through an unearned income variation.