Monday, October 30, 2017
Parents will no longer be able to use a legal loophole to avoid paying child maintenance, under new laws to be brought in within months.
If a parent owes maintenance, payment can currently be taken only from a bank account held solely by them.
A "small minority" are avoiding payments by having a joint account with a partner, the government says.
It says new rules mean money can be taken from joint accounts, which could mean an extra £390,000 being collected.
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