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AFTER 14 years in existence, £3.5 billion in uncollected maintenance and £850 million spent on botched reforms, the Child Support Agency has been branded one of the biggest public administration disasters in recent history by MPs.
THE Child Support Agency has published the names of 40 parents who have been prosecuted for refusing to take financial responsibility for their children.
WOMEN are being invited to "name and shame" former partners who fail to pay child support in a crackdown dismissed as a "gimmick" by campaigners and opposition politicians.
A SINGLE mother launched a test case at the Court of Appeal yesterday which could see thousands of families suing the Child Support Agency for negligence.
THE failing Child Support Agency has paid £25 million in bonuses to its staff in the past five years, despite being earmarked for closure because of its under-performance.
EDINBURGH MP John Barrett has accused the Government of failing families across Edinburgh by secretly attempting to write off £800 million of Child Support Agency maintenance arrears across the UK.
THE Child Support Agency is to be scrapped and replaced by a new body that will have extra powers to chase absent parents.
A REVAMPED and streamlined Child Support Agency will have new powers to access the tax returns of runaway dads and even take money for their children after they die.
MORE than 1200 Edinburgh families are still owed child maintenance in the wake of the reforms of the Child Support Agency.
FATHERS who refuse to pay for their children's upkeep face being named and shamed on the internet under radical government plans to replace the troubled Child Support Agency.
AN Edinburgh MP is calling for urgent Government action to clear a backlog of child support cases that has left over a thousand Edinburgh families still waiting for their payments.
AN EDINBURGH MP has asked his constituents for their views on a replacement service for the beleaguered Child Support Agency (CSA).
AN Edinburgh MP has called on the Government to close a loophole that he claims is allowing self-employed absent fathers to avoid paying maintenance.
Key quote "We will throw the book at those people who are holding up two fingers to society and to their families in not discharging their financial responsibilities." - John Hutton
ABSENT fathers who fail to pay towards their children could have their passports seized and be banned from trips to the pub in a shake up of child support.
LONE parents will be able to keep more of their benefits if they receive maintenance under a shake-up of child support.
REFORM of the beleaguered Child Support Agency (CSA) is going to take "several years", John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary said yesterday.
MINISTERS spent more than £500 million trying to reform the beleaguered Child Support Agency, but failed to improve its performance at all, a damning official audit has found.