Guide

Make child maintenance deductions from an employee's pay

2012 CMS scheme

Deduction from Earnings Orders issued with a 12 digit reference number beginning with 121 will be assessed under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme (CMS) ie 121XXXXXXXXX.

For employees who have a case with the 2012 CMS, the employer self-service website will allow you to access all guidance and information relating to them.

Child maintenance self-service

Child maintenance self-service website for employers on the 2012 CMS scheme. For guidance on how to use the child maintenance self-service website, please view the Employer Child Maintenance videos.

For further information on the 2012 CMS Scheme, you can contact the Child Maintenance Service Employer Support Team on Tel 0800 232 1961 (Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 19:30 and Saturday from 09:00 and 16:30).