The first concerns Denise Rowley, a mother of three who wants to sue the Department of Work and Pensions for "substantial compensation", claiming that she has suffered significant loss due to the negligence of the Child Support Agency in its handling of her claim for child support. In view of the importance of the case (which, if successful, could really open massive floodgates), Resolution has intervened, and details can be found here on their website. The very best of luck to Mrs Rowley - certainly, applicants to the agency should be recompensed for the considerable financial hardship many of them have suffered due to the inefficiency of the CSA.
The other story is that the Department for Work and Pensions has published its responses to the consultation on the Child Maintenance White Paper, 'A New System of Child Maintenance' and to the conclusions and recommendations of The Work and Pensions Select Committee report 'Child Support Reform'. Links to both responses can be found here. I have to say, I've not read them yet. I suppose I will, but to be perfectly honest it's difficult to get any enthusiasm when you have little confidence in the government implementing anything that will be significantly better than the debacle that has been the Child Support Agency.