Because every family has different needs the government thinks it is important that parents negotiate their own arrangements for child support, and provide support to help do this.
You can find out more about family based arrangements and making arrangements yourself on the gov.uk website using this link. It has resources to help you, including a child maintenance calculator to help you think about calculating how much to pay and, if you absolutely can’t agree between yourselves, find out more about statutory arrangements for paying maintenance.
The statutory Child Maintenance Service (CMS) applies charges to both the giving parent and the receiving parent for this service. For up to date charging information use the links above.