Parents Favour Taking Charge of Child Maintenance Payments

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Parenting and Child Support

There is parental support for the idea of independently negotiating child maintenance payments, according to new research from the University of Bristol commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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The research, Future Policy Options for Child Support: The Views of Parents, examined the views and reactions of parents on the future reform of child support policy.

When asked, parents had a strong preference against a universal system for paying maintenance and preferred the opportunity to negotiate payments between themselves.

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