The DWP is consulting on proposal to write off old Child Maintenance debts due to the costs of recovering the same being disproportionate to the amounts being sought.
It appears those parents affected will be written to, asking if they wish the debt to be perused, and if there is no response the debt will be cleared.
It will be interesting to see what responses this consultation get.
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DWP papers show around £100m of the collective debt will be cancelled automatically as the amounted owed are deemed too small to be worthwhile chasing.