Topical Questions

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2020.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

First, no one will get away with giving false information. Those who are found to have been abusing the system are subject to the full extent of our enforcement powers. The Child Maintenance Service will pursue those people where appropriate. Parents were asked to report any changes via the self-service portal to ensure that receiving parents did not lose out in the long run. Cases will be updated and people will be notified of any changes. Where payments have been missed, the service will take action to re-establish compliance and collect any unpaid amounts that have accrued.