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Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

  1. PART 1 ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT

    1. 1.Promotion of child maintenance

    2. 2.Provision of information and guidance

    3. 3.Fees

    4. 4.Agency arrangements and provision of services

    5. 5.Contracting out

    6. 6.Supplementary provisions

  2. PART 2 CHILD SUPPORT ETC.

    1. Removal of compulsion for benefit claimants

      1. 7.Repeal of Articles 9 and 43

    2. Maintenance calculations

      1. 8.Changes to the calculation of maintenance

      2. 9.Power to regulate supersession

      3. 10.Determination of applications for a variation

      4. 11.Transfer of cases to new rules

    3. Collection and enforcement

      1. 12.Use of deduction from earnings orders as basic method of payment

      2. 13.Deduction from earnings orders: the liable person's earnings

      3. 14.Orders for regular deductions from accounts

      4. 15.Lump sum deduction orders

      5. 16.Orders preventing avoidance

      6. 17.Administrative liability orders

      7. 18.Disqualification for holding or obtaining travel authorisation

      8. 19.Curfew orders

      9. 20.Commitment to prison

      10. 21.Disqualification for driving

    4. Debt management powers

      1. 22.Power to treat liability as satisfied

      2. 23.Power to accept part payment of arrears in full and final satisfaction

      3. 24.Power to write off arrears

      4. 25.Transfer of arrears

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 26.Meaning of “child”

      2. 27.Offence of failing to notify change of address

      3. 28.Additional special case

      4. 29.Recovery of arrears from deceased's estate

      5. 30.Disclosure of information relating to family proceedings

      6. 31.Disclosure of information to credit reference agencies

      7. 32.Pilot schemes

      8. 33.Extinction of liability in respect of interest and fees

      9. 34.Use of information

      10. 35.Liable relative provisions: exclusion of parental duty to maintain

  3. PART 3 GENERAL

    1. 36.Regulations: general

    2. 37.General interpretation

    3. 38.Minor and consequential amendments

    4. 39.Repeals

    5. 40.Transition

    6. 41.Commencement

    7. 42.Short title

  4. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CHANGES TO THE CALCULATION OF MAINTENANCE

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Child Support Order...

      2. Calculation by reference to gross weekly income

        1. 2.In Part 1 (under which the weekly amount of child...

      3. Change to basic rate

        1. 3.For paragraph 2 (basic rate) substitute— (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the basic rate is the...

      4. Increase in flat rate and minimum amounts of liability

        1. 4.In the following provisions, for “£5” substitute “ £7 ”...

      5. Applicable rate where non-resident parent party to other maintenance arrangement

        1. 5.(1) In paragraph 1(1) (under which the weekly rate of...

      6. Shared care

        1. 6.In paragraph 7(2) (circumstances in which decrease for shared care...

        2. 7.In paragraph 8(2) (circumstances in which decrease for shared care...

        3. 8.(1) In paragraph 9 (regulations about shared care), the existing...

      7. Weekly income

        1. 9.In paragraph 10 (which confers power to make regulations about...

        2. 10.In paragraph 10(3) (under which weekly income over £2,000 is...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MAINTENANCE CALCULATIONS: TRANSFER OF CASES TO NEW RULES

      1. Power to require a decision about whether to stay in the statutory scheme

        1. 1.(1) The Department may require the interested parties in relation...

        2. 2.(1) The Department may by regulations make provision about the...

        3. 3.(1) The Department shall by regulations make such provision as...

        4. 4.If, in a particular case, any of the interested parties...

      2. Effect on accrual of liability of exercise of power under paragraph 1.

        1. 5.(1) Where the power under paragraph 1(1) is exercised in...

      3. Additional powers

        1. 6.(1) The Department may by regulations make such provision as...

      4. Interpretation

        1. 7.In this Schedule— “interested parties” has such meaning as may...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      USE OF INFORMATION

      1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies to information which is held for...

      2. 2.(1) This paragraph applies to information which is held for...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (NI 23)

        1. 1.(1) The Child Support Order is amended as follows.

      2. The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

        1. 2.(1) The Social Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 is amended...

      3. The Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 11)

        1. 3.In Article 17 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REPEALS