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Parents risk fees if they fail to agree on child support

Separated parents will be hit by charges if they cannot come to an agreement over child support for their children under a new system coming into force today.

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Child maintenance fees 'give stronger incentive to pay'

New child maintenance fees will force parents trying to get out of paying for their youngster to cough up, a work and pensions minister has told Good Morning Britain.

Steve Webb dismissed claims the Government would make money by charging rowing parents for use of the child maintenance service, and said the fees were about "getting people to pay to benefit children".

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