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UK Child Support Changes

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 10:00 pm Tue 14th June 2011

Now life for non-resident parents is, potentially, about to get worse. In recent years, the level of a non-resident parent’s income being payable for maintenance was calculated on the following basis: 15 per cent for one child, 20 for two children and 25 for three or more children. Now, under a phased introduction, the proportions will change to 12, 16 and 19 per cent for someone earning less than £800 a week and 9, 12 and 16 per cent if the salary or wage is above that. These will be calculated on gross and not net income so, every wage- or salary-earning non-resident parent will have to pay more.


  1. I note in NZ it is 18% (1 child), 24% (2 children), 27% (3 children) and 30%(4 or more) with a ceiling at $121,833. The basis for the British argument would be interesting to know Jim. On the surface it seems somewhat perplexing in its loogic.
    Thanks for posting – Jeremy

    Comment by GerryMen — Tue 14th June 2011 @ 11:46 pm

  2. Yes the discrepancy is interesting.

    I would note that adopting a gross formula assesment aligns with the international model of child support thats makes international collection by reciprocal agreement all the eaasier.

    I also note that dads will pay more.

    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Wed 15th June 2011 @ 6:22 pm

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