Child Maintenance Service: Fees and Charges

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th January 2021.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue her Department has collected through the Child Maintenance Service's (a) 20 per cent fee and (b) four per cent fee through collect and pay in each of the last three years.

Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue her Department has collected through the Child Maintenance Service's £20 application fee in each of the last three years.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Income received from the Child Maintenance Service £20 Application fee for the last 3 years is as follows:

Applications Fee

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

£m

£m

£m

1.510

0.972

0.749

(Application fees reduced due to the waiver introduced in cases of Domestic Abuse)

Income received through collection charges for the last 3 years are below:

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

£m

£m

£m

PP Collection Charge

20%

16.878

27.905

34.771

RP Collection Charge

4%

3.241

5.430

6.767

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