"Children First" & Second Family Children: Analysis of the issues and options
by Barry Pearson
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"Children First" & Second Family Children:
Analysis of the issues and options
by Barry Pearson
11th September 1998
 
"Children First" was the consultation paper for CSA Reform, which posed options for 2nd family children.
("PWC" = parent with care. "NRP" = non-resident parent.)
Commentary in 2002
 
Contents
  Summary
  Scope
  Discussion & conclusions
    The approach used here
    Balanced Expected Spending
    Conclusions from the Examples
    Examination of 2nd family options
  Examples of household cash flows
    Examples 1: NRP earns consistent income (say £300)
    Examples 2: NRP on low pay or no pay
    Examples 3: Difficult cases
  Appendices
    Appendix A: Benefits
    Appendix B: International experience
References
  Downloads (to obtain this paper in Word or Acrobat format)
  "Children First" Green Paper for CSA Reform (July 1998)
  "Children First" & Sharing of Care: Problems with the proposed formula, and a revised proposal
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  House of Commons Research Paper 98/79 - "Child Benefit"
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