From 2011, some changes to Child Support Agency (CSA) arrangements are due to be made:
- The maintenance calculation will be based on income details gathered by HM Revenue & Customs for tax purposes.
- Maintenance awards are expected to be calculated more quickly.
- Awards will be fixed for a year at a time unless the income of the parent without main day-to-day care changes by more than 25 per cent during the award period.
See the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission website or CMED in Northern Ireland (see Useful links) for more information as to how maintenance will be calculated under the new agreements.