Scrap the CMS Collect and Pay fees campaign
Gingerbread is calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to scrap the fees that single parent families have to pay to use the Child Maintenance Service’s (CMS) Collect and Pay service.Write to your MP
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