Out of a total of 882,200 individual cases being handled by the agency in December last year, 701,500 were paying maintenance – 79.5 per cent or just under four in five.
The figures represent a slight drop the 80 per cent of cases actively paying maintenance three months earlier.
In just over 95 per cent of CSA cases, the father is the ‘non-resident’ parent – ie not living with the children.
“A third of children now live in separated families and we know that the overwhelming majority of parents want to do what’s right by their kids – even if they’re no longer with the other parent. Wherever possible we want parents to work together for the sake of their children – not against one another. Supporting your children after a break up is just what most parents do these days.”
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