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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008

Section 41: Pilot schemes

373.This section inserts a new section 51A into the Child Support Act 1991, enabling the power to pilot any regulation-making power made under that Act.

374.Subsection (1) prevents a pilot scheme from lasting more than twenty four months.

375.Subsection (2) provides that for the purposes of this section, regulations being piloted will be referred to as a ‘pilot scheme’.

376.Subsection (3) enables a pilot scheme to apply in relation to specific areas, classes of person or persons who meet prescribed criteria, or are selected by sampling.

377.Subsection (4) enables transitional arrangements to be made where necessary for cases involved in any pilot schemes, when the pilot period ends.

378.Subsection (5) enables a further pilot to operate under the same or similar circumstances once the initial, or any further, pilot ends.

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