Premature conversion to the new CSA scheme - A loophole that may thwart government policy
by Barry Pearson
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Case study 1: £0 assessment, but £5 calculation

There are various known circumstances where this can happen, so it is not necessary to identify the details of this particular case. In fact, one policy objective with the new scheme was that far more non-resident parents would have a non-zero liability.

(One example would be where the non-resident parent is on certain benefits).

In this case, the parent with care doesn't lose money over any of the period, because, until the conversion to the new scheme, there is no money being paid!

So the parent with care gets into profit from about June 2003 (or whenever the 13-week period ends). The full advantage in this case is achieved in about 2 years.

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