Reply To: More on Childcare Disregard


I agree that there is nothing in the Regs to prevent payments being taken into account but…

…The use of the word “charge” implies some form of contractual liability. If the former partner is the parent as well, I think she is likley to be an absent parent for the purposes of the 1995 Child Support Act and will have a statotory responsibility for contibuting towards the children. If so they may not be able to contract depending on what other arrangements, if any, have been made for the mother to discharge her responsibility.

P.S. At least I [u:f775f515c0]think[/u:f775f515c0] its the 1995CSA that sets out the definition and requirement!