Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to get new IT budget

September 3, 2008

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission will start off its new life by spending £50 million on IT systems, when it replaces the Child Support Agency later this year. The new body will use the money to handle all of its systems, from cases to payments, arrears handling to the enforcement of payments by legal means.

It will tender the £50 million project as soon as it replaces the CSA. They plan for the system to start at the beginning of 2009 and will be finished by June 2011

The CSA was founded in 1993 and has continually made mistakes with payments, both with parents with care and non resident parents.

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission’s IT plans will  be under the spotlight because of the money wasted by the CSA when they had their IT systems upgraded. Last year, the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee attacked the government for the way the CSA’s IT contract with EDS wasted millions of pounds of taxpayers money.

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One Response to “Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to get new IT budget”

  1. ANNE.STILES on February 25th, 2009 12:17 am

    Have CSA not had enough money invested in them already. Its about time they employed people that can do the job properly then they would not have to keep setting up new systems that requires more cash thats not going to work any better than the last one. The children from one parent familys have usually come of age left school or college; start work and pay taxes to keep these muppets at csa in a job untill another new system pops up thats going to work

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