According to the BBC the Child Support Agency is today sending out over 100 letters to parents requesting their permission to name their former partner on the CSA's website, that partner having failed to pay child support. Whether this will actually have any effect remains to be seen - I can imagine the first tranche of 'shamed names' will attract a lot of publicity which may put some pressure on those people, but how often will the names be viewed after that?
The Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, setting out the government's reforms to child support, is also to be published. Will this create an effective replacement for the CSA, or will it be another shambles? More on that later, but don't hold your breath.