Magazine article Public Finance

Henshaw to Head Review of Child Support Agency

Magazine article Public Finance

Henshaw to Head Review of Child Support Agency

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Sir David Henshaw, the chief executive behind Liverpool City Council's renaissance as a highperforming local authority, has been recruited by Work and Pensions secretary John Hutton to lead a review of the troubled Child Support Agency.

As Public Finance went to press, senior officials were putting lastminute touches to a statement to Parliament by Hutton, to be delivered on February 9.

This was outlining the government's plan to improve the CSA - condemned as a shambles' - as well as wider child maintenance services undertaken by the government.

It follows an internal review of the CSA's current functions by its chief executive, Stephen Geraghty. He has reported back to ministers on the challenges facing the organisation, which collects and pays out child maintenance payments from absent parents. Geraghty s findings are thought to do no more than suggest extra staff and funding. …

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