Child maintenance rising in East London

MORE kids from broken homes are getting maintenance than ever before, according to latest Government figures.

London has the largest percentage rise in child maintenance payments in the country, with more than 75,000 youngsters receiving support in the last three months of 2010—a rise of almost six per cent on a year earlier.

There was more ‘parental compliance’ in East London, according to the Child Maintenance Commission.

The number of children across Tower Hamlets now getting maintenance was up by six per cent, while in neighbouring Hackney it rose even more, by 6.7 per cent.

Payments by absent parents have improved sharply since 2005, says the commission, when one-in-three were ignoring their obligations.

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