Policy News Journal - 2014-15

The NAO initial report identifies some early successes but warns about the risk of low take- up of family-based arrangements.

Child maintenance reform starts to affect existing cases

12 September 2014

Under sweeping reforms of the child maintenance system, as many as 50,000 children may be newly eligible for maintenance, the government has estimated, as a 3-year process of closing all existing Child Support Agency (CSA) cases gets under way. A new advertising campaign to raise awareness has been launched. An announcement from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) confirms that the CSA has already stopped taking on new cases, with newly-separated parents encouraged to make their own family-based arrangements or use the new Child Maintenance Service instead.

Now, in the next phase of the changes, the agency is beginning the process of closing its 800,000-strong historic caseload.

Initially, the DWP is writing to around 150,000 parents with details of when their case is due to close and advice about the next steps they should take. Although there is no need for anyone to act until they receive a letter, once parents receive notification of their closure date they are urged to consider their options.

It is unclear at this stage precisely what impact these changes will have on the volume of deduction orders which employers will need to make.

CIPP Policy & Research – informal consultation

The changing landscape of Payroll

26 March 2014

The CIPP has started a LinkedIn ‘round table’ debate that will be transcribed and take pride of place in the June edition of our Payroll Professional magazine.

Samantha Mann, Senior Policy & Research Officer has started a discussion called ‘ The changing landscape of Payroll’ .

For anyone who has worked in the Payroll Industry for any length of time, you will have heard it being said that Payroll is easy – it’s just pushing a few buttons – isn’t it?

If that statement has pushed a couple of your buttons, then please join us in considering, how much the Payroll landscape is changing as a result of Real Time Information and Automatic Enrolment and how much more knowledgeable do we now need to be to operate and understand the technology aka to push buttons?

Join the CIPP LinkedIn group if you would like to contribute to this discussion.

If you are already a member of our group, then follow this link - The changing landscape of Payroll .

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