Millions in child maintenance owed in Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere

A TOTAL of �6.21 million in child maintenance remains unpaid in Welwyn Hatfield, new figures show.

They also reveal how more than �4.515 million is owed in neighbouring Hertsmere.

The statistics, released this week by the single parent charity Gingerbread, take into account the cash owed to children in the constituencies by non-resident parents.

Fiona Weir, the chief executive of Gingerbread, said: “Child maintenance is vital for children in separated families.

“We know from single parents that this is much-needed money which pays for items such as children’s clothes, school meals, trips, activities and child care.”

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If your son or daughter is owed child maintenance payments from a non-resident parent call Gingerbread’s free single parent helpline on 0808 802 0925.

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