Not paying Child Maintenance will affect your credit rating

New measures are currently making their through Parliament that will enable the Child Maintenance Service to begin sharing information about payment of child maintenance with credit reference agencies. Therefore, if you allow your arrears to build up this will affect your credit rating like any other debt.

On the switch side, if you pay your child maintenance regularly (through the Child Maintenance Service or Child Support Agency) you will be able to ask that this information is shared with credit agencies which will, in turn, improve your credit rating.

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