CSA: total rubbish!

November 22, 2021

They are total scams they take money and make up there own rules! As a paying father for 3 kids on doe I give them my years salary and they take the money. Then half way down the line in the year they want to double my payment and say your payment have changed because a low and increase has happened. Yes it has I not been well for 4 months due to my mental illness and health now they want to charge me double the amount I was paying before.

This is an absolute joke every child no matter what job or what you earn should get the same but if I was on benefits I’d have to pay 7 pound a week, but no I have to pay 800 a month and can’t do nothing about it unless I got self employed.

Please read to stop CMS corruption!

November 18, 2021

Guy’s further to my comment above. Please read article and follow and contact Brian Hudson who is campaigning to reform the CMS. He also has a pre-written letter to send to your local MPs. Guy’s we really need to take action in order to change the CMS with us coming together with significant numbers and persistently campaigning anything is possible.

Brian Hudson highlights the suicides the CMS are responsible for and the amount of money collected since 2015 till now through collect and pay which has increased from over a million to over 40 million. This agency is a corrupt govt agency to fleece non-resident parents, collect additional tax from us and drive us to suicide. Please read article and check out Brian Hudson and share letter with MP: https://www.stopcmsdrivingsuicide.org/read-full-report

This institution needs looking at!

November 16, 2021

My partner ex went with CSA so she can get more money off him even though she knew we will have kid so and we siad we go e £50 a week she went 5 year ego and we need to pay 100 a week for 2 kids, my partner can’t afford paying this because ;

Rent all bills and all food clothes and petrol his and hers dept she left him with 25k and she never paid a penny off it. His out going is over 2.500 a mouth but CSA won’t look on his outgoing. She bought house 2 cars got married 2 holiday each year and lot savings then she having her nephew fostering 2 disbllity benefits 2 maintenance one off them is CSA universal credit tax credit ect and now she work she won’t addmit she got Saving but he need to struggle she don’t need 500 a mouth off him.

Those 100 Go on her spending and her going out to pubs this is such not fair CSA need looking into dad outgoing not just income !!!!

Let’s band together and reform the CMS!

November 2, 2021

Guy’s we are all in the same boat and i believe all if not most of us are decent loving parents who just want to support our children and be able to live reasonably.

My gross income has been inflated by over £7k and that’s what my calculations have been based on which is totally unfair and my evil son’s mother is trying to punish and financially cripple me by using the collect and pay service. We all need to come together and find ways we can either act by civil protest or collectively push for the CMS to be fairly reformed we can’t sit here just complaining we must take some form of action.

Here’s my email whoever is with me please email and let’s get together to change this. Otherwise, we’ve all got a life sentence of being extorted and living a miserable life of depression life is way too short and I’m sure we all want to be able to create beautiful memories with our children but we can’t where we are living on the breadline and under constant pressure of enforcement action due to missed payments or threats of being evicted or having our homes repossessed.

Ex won’t take calls and CSA bankrupting me!

October 15, 2021

I split from my ex over 3 years ago, and have been paying £300 a month for my 3 kids. I walked away from the majority of the property we shared, taking a £12k payment off her and giving her and my kids the remaining £210k.

She has now sold the house and moved into a new property (£250k). My ex has never asked for any more money from me, but I’ve just had a letter from CMS saying they have now put in place an order to take the money straight from my employer. I live in a rented property with my new partner, and we hoped at some point we’d be able to save up enough to buy our own house, I doubt this is going to happen now.

The order (with the 20% I have to pay them) works out to just short of £600 per month. I don’t know how I’m going to cope, this will leave me with about £100 a week for food. My ex will only allow me to have my kids fri-sun every other weekend. I’ve asked her if she will accept direct pay again, but she is now ignoring my messages, so looks like I will have to just accept the 20% fee they charge me.

I’d rather my kids had this money, and happy to consider paying more, but how the hell and I going to live????? I’ve got to speak to CMS on Monday, but I’m not too hopeful

CSA helped my family turn my child against me!

October 11, 2021

This is a long horrible story. But I can safely say the csa and my family have played a part in ruining my relationship with my child.

Now the basics.

My sister has always had an inappropriate relationship with my daughter. By inappropriate I do not mean sexual. But she and my mum have a history of sending her inappropriate texts, encouraging deceitful behaviour, belittling myself undermining me and generally making it difficult for me to be a parent. The police have been informed but as there is no evidence of physical damage they won’t get involved. This is not the first inappropriate relationship she has had with kids not her own. My mother does nothing and supports this behaviour. Basically it’s psychological grooming. The police do nothing as its speculation. I wasn’t really aware of the extent of this until it was too late.

My daughters mother died 8 years ago-long story

Now at the start of lockdown as a keyworker I sent her to my mums 15 Miles from where I lived. I knew I would be in danger of getting covid and I did. It took me 3 months to recover. There was little contact from my child in this time but I knew she was safe though I never liked what was going on.

When she came back she told me she intended to leave school and live with my sister. She had just passed all her nationals. She’s a smart kid. What followed was months of arguments and lies from her. The house was a war zone. At no stage was there any communication with my mum or sister. I don’t have their numbers or my sisters address. They never contacted me at any stage. Eventually my daughter went through . She had changed completely. I was against this. She was doing all the wrong things but as she was 16 I was powerless.

A few weeks later the call from the csa came. They never said who they were. So I hung up. They asked for personal details and Eventually asked for money I couldn’t afford. When I explained this they said “of course you can”.

Basically I have had to sell my house, change my job, move further away and have seen my kid twice in a year. As her only blood parent I was told I have no rights while my mum and sister have psychologically groomed her.

Ex won’t let me pay direct so I have to pay CSA to take my money!

July 6, 2021

I have 2 daughters since feb one moved in with me so the csa had to work out the new payment both ways. they got back to me in 2 days told me what I had to pay. however it took 12 weeks to sort out what I was to receive which was 20 pound a month because she has aa zero hour contract and has been off for 12 month because of covid however I know she has been payed cash to help them out. she has refused to give me her back details so I can not pay her direct. I have told the csa this but they don’t want to know and have have started taking it direct out of my wages and they r charging me £35 a week for doing it. How do I stop them and only want a fair chance like she has but they seem to not care and have sided with her all the way. I did tell them they are a sexist organisation they disagreed but I have had every bit of proof I sent to show how she is been obstructive rejected anyone have any advise ????????????????

CMS office is always closed!

June 30, 2021

Nailed for not making payments without evidence. I supplied proof and also asked for it to to fixed. Put on collect and pay instead, now I cant get rid of the arrears this system has created. Payments went from £659 to over £1000 a month. Im in big trouble…

The office is always closed and cant speak to a case worker. Takes weeks and weeks for them to start looking at my case. My daughters are 17 and 19 and being encouraged to work cash in hand while taking classes for 8 hours a week. CMS legality has destroyed my children’s education and bankrupted me. Pure evil and perhaps the single reason why there is a gender pay gap.

CMS hell: the worst organisation!

June 28, 2021

I have equal shared care of my son since he was 4 now 16 and still battling on with cms. They don’t believe it have equal shared care even though I have a county court order in place for the last 18 months my son s been living with me full time and still they don’t believe me and getting stung by them all the time.

It’s cost a small fortune which would be better going to my son and daughter instead you can’t talk to them or get hold of them there services are appalling it should be shut down I am on with my mp and also the independent case examiner and the government body that my mp has written to as they are costing me money taking money with out my concert and you can’t actually go somewhere too sort the mess out face to face they are scum of the earth sjwils.

CMS not taking pension contributions off gross earnings

June 21, 2021

My CMS review came round at the end of February 2021 and to my surprise even though my earnings had gone up £2,000 I was hit with a monthly increase of £125.

Unfortunately I had received shares from my company that had matured and I sold some of the shares to pay the tax. The rest has stayed invested. Very little money came my way. Also when I did the calculation on the CMS figures I found out the pension contributions had not been dedicated. The two amounts had added £6,000 to my assessment for the year. My P60 was showing over £33,000 gross pay.

I phoned CMS to query the figures every week for a month and added messages on the online forum. Documents were provided with breakdowns. More calls followed. Was directed to HMRC wrongly for a fix. Letter was sent, followed by another to appeal decision.

Now over 3 months later and hours of calls and messages latter written and also sent online, there is still no fix. CMS want the figures re-submiting to HMRC by my employer who has no idea how to do this and payroll department is in India. Again, hours of time spent on a fix. citizens advice had no answers. Employer’s would not send a breakdown to HMRC as CMS said they needed. HMRC did not reply to my letter asking for help. P60 only shows the tax paid and not a breakdown of all earnings as CMS said they needed, despite me forwarding my payslip for week 52 that contains all this.

I have now sort an accountant to see if we can re-submit using UTR SA302 and ask HMRC to register for a self assessment. I will be writing to CMS telling them of my actions and informing them I wish to go to a independent court of appeal. All this has taken its toll on me and affected my work and relationship with my girlfriend. It is costing me money I don’t have and I now don’t sleep and suffer from depression. I was also in an abusive relationship when I was married and this situation not being fairly dealt with in a timely manner brings back all the painful memories of why I had to leave.

I don’t know if this can be fixed and eventually I may leave employment. Their booklet highlights the pension contributions should be dedicated from the gross figure but they will not do this. I have missed lots of relevant info in this read, but wanted to highlight the barriers and poor service cms give and the tricks they use. My employer Amazon is of no help either and lacks care or compassion. Hopefully I can get a fix but I doubt I like so many will achieve it. Something needs to change as the system is unfair.

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