Whether paying parents have complex finances, are hiding their true incomes to avoid tax or are simply determined not to pay maintenance, this Bill is for them.
When parents split up, the Child Maintenance Service can help them to work out a fair payment schedule for their children.
You can read them by clicking on the links below: CMS – Repeating the mistakes of the past, ten minutes at a time Spotlight on Heidi Allen MP You can also read more about her actions in the Work and Pensions Select Committee in the following pieces: Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic – Analysis of a Select Committee Child Maintenance Service: Government Response to the Work and Pensions Committee Fourteenth Report of Session 2016–17 So, now turning our attention to her 10 minutes let’s take a look at the content; we will then dissect the content point by point.
This is what Heidi said: Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) Bill 2017-19 I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to equalise the assessment and enforcement of child maintenance arrangements of children of self-employed parents with those of children of other employed parents; and for connected purposes.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee (on which Ms.
Allen is a member) opened the day with the following Tweet: Firstly, we have a concern that a Parliamentary Select Committee would think it appropriate to refer to anyone as “deadbeat parents” or, indeed to support a Private Bill in such a way and we would urge you to write to the Committee members or your MP to complain about the terminology being used by the Select Committee.
At the Voice of the Child we have been clear regarding how dissatisfied we are with the UK’s current system of Child Maintenance.
Apparently, Iggy had caught him in the act with another woman via home-security footage..
One of the greatest privileges in my role as a Member of Parliament has been meeting and getting to know four brave mums in my constituency.
I call Melissa, Sue, Kate and Jo-Anne my super-mums.
Ms Allen presented a 10 minute Private Members Bill that was riddled with untruths and misrepresentations.
We will leave it to readers to decided whether this was intentional but what it did serve to do was to make the current “situation” to be in need of change in the manner in which the Bill suggests.