Specifically, non-resident parent
companies that have Canadian subsidiaries with foreign affiliates at the Budget announcement date should be able to continue funding their foreign affiliates with additional equity investments.
Tightening the noose on payment avoidance Currently, non-resident parents
(the people responsible for paying maintenance)S are in control of providing the Child Support Agency (CSA) with information about their income that enables the CSA to calculate maintenance payments.
Most common (34% of children) was what he termed "standard" care, which involved a set schedule of every weekend or every other weekend with the non-resident parent
(usually the father), staying one or two nights.
As step children are likely to have regular contact with a non-resident parent
, or to have joint residency with both their natural parents, a higher proportion of these children are absent from families on any given night.
A recent National Audit Office review of the new scheme and its first 44,000 cases, showed nearly a third (29%) of non-resident parents
pay nothing, nearly two-thirds (65%) pay under 90% of the full sum due, and just over a third (35%) pay over 90%.
More important, if a non-resident parent
company is already established in a particular line of business but the Canadian company is not, is the Canadian company precluded from ever investing in an offshore business similar to one operated by the parent since the business would seem "more closely connected" to the non-resident parent
Ultimately, the responsibility for paying child maintenance rests with the non-resident parent
, but the Child Support Agency has to do its job too in collecting debts and enforcing payment.
A contact order is for parents who cannot agree how often the non-resident parent
should see the children, while a specific issue order deals with parents who cannot agree a particular issue in relation to the children such as education, medical care or surname.
The CSA's task is to ensure that the non-resident parent
makes a financial contribution to the resident parent (in 90 per cent of cases the mother) based on the income of the non-resident parent
(generally the father).
The letters are being sent to parents who have used the Child Support Agency (CSA), warning that the non-resident parent
will pay a 20% fee on their payments, with the other parent losing 4% of the money received.
Our aim is to provide a safe and friendly environment for the children to be able to visit and play with their non-resident parent
and family members.
Many separated parents the charity spoke to could see the positives of keeping in touch through the mobile phone, whether it was the non-resident parent
who could send texts or call the child directly, or the resident parent who felt reassured that their child could keep in touch if they needed to.