Child Maintenance Group

The Child Maintenance Group (CMG) is an external organisation working for the Department for Work and Pensions in Great Britain and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland. Launched in 2012 to replace its predecessor, the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the CMG is responsible for implementing the Child Support Act 1991 and subsequent legislation in the form of its two services, the Child Support Agency and from 2012 its long-term successor, the Child Maintenance Service.

Child Maintenance Group
CMG is responsible for the delivery of the Child Maintenance Service
Executive Agency overview
Preceding Executive Agency
Superseding agency
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom
HeadquartersLeeds, United Kingdom
Minister responsible
Parent departmentDepartment for Work and Pensions

The current Minister in charge of the Child Maintenance Service is Baroness Stedman-Scott

Child maintenance is assessed on a number of factors.

A non resident parents annual gross income.

The Number of children that live with the non resident parent.

The Number of children in a family based arrangement.

The Number of Qualifying children on the child maintenance case.

Shared Care; the existing number of overnight stays are banded for example between 52-103 overnight stays a year will entitle the resident parents to a 1/7 reduction.

Special Expenses; for example contact costs.

Once this is factored in, payments are calculated based upon a percentage of the non resident parents income.

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