The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new online service to help employers deduct child maintenance from their employees’ salaries.
The Child Maintenance Service Employer Self Service portal is aimed at the approximately 40,000 employers who currently make automatic child maintenance deductions for the Child Maintenance Service, under ‘Deduction from Earnings’ orders.
The portal, designed to resemble internet banking services, will replace the current paper-based system.
Work & Pensions Minister Steve Webb said:
“This new online service will reduce the time and effort needed for employers who have to deduct child maintenance for their staff and will be particularly helpful to small businesses. We are replacing the outdated child maintenance system with a more efficient streamlined service to better support parents and employers.”