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Children: Maintenance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 76729, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of percentage of deductions of earnings orders put in place by the Child Maintenance Service which are subject to delayed payment to the parent with responsibility for the child due to employer error.

Answered on

25 November 2021

The percentage of Deduction from Earnings Orders put in place by Child Maintenance Group which are subject to delayed payments due to employer error amount to 40% of missing payments generated. This equates to 2,360 per month or 5% of all Deduction from Earnings Orders in operation.