Today’s news is all about collecting child support.
You already know about Florida’s new initiative. That’s in yesterday’s update. In the UK, MPs are demanding an audit of the Child Support Agency. I heard on the BBC this morning that only one in 9 parents is collecting. That sounds incredible, but the BBC is generally reliable. Sorry I don’t have a link for you on that.
The Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons has declared that the Child Support Agency “has failed” and that if it can’t figure out how to improve its service it should be scrapped. Here’s one article about it on Politics.co.uk. And another – a tad more comprehensive – from the Financial Times.
Here’s a note that Louisiana has hired Affliiated Computer Services to provide a customer service center for child support in that state.