Reform the child support agency

Reform the child support agency

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Miles Powell started this petition to UK Parliament

The issue this petition is trying to address is the child support agency (CSA) forcing absent parents into debt.

Let me just begin by explicitly saying the point in this petition is NOT to stop the child maintiance support payment, but to make fair changes. As it stands the CSA do not take into consideration outgoings when caluclating the amount that must be paid to the CSA, this is completely unfair and leads many people to debt, homelessness and has even sadly led some to suicide. An article with these figures is attached below

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1525148/The-CSA-not-only-ended-my-fathers-life-it-ruined-mine-too.html

To make this issue even more disturbing according to the Chester bugle the CSA are allegedly giving out awards to employees for being directly responsible for the most suicides. Please read the link below. 

https://www.chesterbugle.co.uk/2018/01/08/csa-employee-commended-causing-father-suicides/

 

Outgoings such as rent/mortgage payments, and other bills should be taken into consideration as people are being forced into debt when they physically can't afford to pay the payments. I think there needs to be more support for people in these positions. 

The current system is heavily flawed and this petition is calling for an immediate review, to enable essential outgoings to be taken into consideration. 

 

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