"Children First" & Sharing of Care: Problems with the proposed formula, and a revised proposal
by Barry Pearson
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"Children First" & Sharing of Care:
Problems with the proposed formula, and a revised proposal
by Barry Pearson
3rd August 1998
 
"Children First" was the consultation paper for CSA Reform.
("PWC" = parent with care. "NRP" = non-resident parent.)
Commentary in 2002
 
Contents
  Summary
  Description
    Reminder of the Green Paper formula
    Revised proposal for sharing of care
    Rejected alternatives
    Precedents
    The "simplicity" argument
  Related comments
    Terminology
    Avoiding significant "steps"
  Examples
    Example 1: The anomaly where sharing is nearly equal
    Example 2: Problems for a low-income NRP trying to pay for sharing of care
    Example 3: Encouragement to commit benefit fraud
References
  Downloads (to obtain this paper in Word or Acrobat format)
  "Children First" Green Paper for CSA Reform (July 1998)
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