What will the CSA do if you are on a zero hours contract?

July 24, 2014

If your on a zero contract, at any time they can say theres no work for you.

So how can csa work out what you pay for a child?


  • Richard says:

    While I am speaking from theory, the CSA would contact your tax office to see your average wage over say the past year(s) (?) and make you pay on that basis.

  • Bill says:

    They will use historical income.
    Normally the previous financial year obtained from HMRC.
    If you can demonstrate a difference of 25% in income they will complete a reassessment providing you provide evidence.

  • Mark says:

    I typed this is and found this page to find out how much the csa would say I should be paying. I currently pay my ex more than enough for my children regardless put the answers above make me worry.

    I’m working on a zero hour contract and should the csa or government look through my previous 6 wage slips I was earning a lot more then compared to now as my hours are slowly being cut over a quiet time so it would mean I can’t afford to pay for my kids or live myself if they set what to pay based on the previous 6 months.

    If anyone knows the right answer about how the csa works with zero hours workers please post and possibly find a way to tag me in it so I can see.

    Thank you in advance

  • Richard says:

    I.ve had a massive issue with CSA for months now. I have just recently retired from the army and plan on taking a holiday from work. I’m not earning but yet still need to pay my ex £399 a month with no income to cover it. I’ve had to stop payments because I feel this is the only way to get my point over to them. Even after over 2 hours of calls and 9 online messages including all proof of my unemployment they still state I have to pay the set amount. I just don’t get how they can go so unchecked within that organisation.
    Is there an ombudsman or an agency that can help out?

  • Sarah says:

    Ex partner on 0 hour contract told I will recipe e no income

  • Ste says:

    Not very bad obvious if it’s your first month on the job

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