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Latest child support statistics

The Department of Work and Pensions has published the latest quarterly statistics on the payment of child maintenance through the Child Support Agency (CSA).

The figures show that:

  • At the end of June 2012, the CSA live and assessed caseload stood at 1.12 million.
  • In the quarter ending June 2012, 80.6% of all cases in which maintenance was due had either received maintenance via the CSA collection service, or had a maintenance direct arrangement in place.
  • In the quarter to June 2012, maintenance had been collected or arranged by the CSA via the statutory maintenance service on behalf of 900,800 children.
  • In the quarter to June 2012, the CSA collected or arranged £301.2 million in child maintenance (regular and arrears), of which £27.5 million was arrears. In the year to June 2012, the CSA collected or arranged £1,194.8 million in child maintenance (regular and arrears), of which £115.8 million was arrears.
  • Outstanding child maintenance arrears have increased from £3.799 billion in March 2012 to £3.802 billion in June 20121.

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

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