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Variations (the new name for departures)

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Basics of variations:
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (sections 5 & 6 & 7)
The Child Support (Variations) Regulations 2000
The Child Support (Variations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001
The Child Support (Variations) (Modification of Statutory Provisions) Regulations 2000
The Child Support (Variations) (Modification of Statutory Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

Here is a discussion about how NRPs' new partners are handled by the variations rules.

Interim maintenance decisions:
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (section 4)

The figure of no more than 25,000 variations per year, also a figure of 21,000, was given by Angela Eagle in Standing Committee F on Tuesday 1st February 2000 pm.

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