Child Trust Funds
Government rejects Martin Lewis' call to do more to help 80,000 teens with special educational needs unlock Child Trust Fund cash
The Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing, Claire Coutinho MP, has rejected Martin Lewis' call to do more to help 80,000 teens with special educational needs or disabilities unlock their Child Trust Fund money.
25 July 2023
Families with disabled children set to be allowed to withdraw £2,500 from Child Trust Funds and junior ISAs without the need for court approval
Families with disabled children will be able to withdraw up to £2,500 from Child Trust Funds (CTFs) or junior ISAs without first needing court permission, in a move by the Government to try and reduce the financial burden for parents and guardians with vulnerable kids.
26 April 2023
Aged 18 to 20? Check you're not missing out on £1,000s in a forgotten Child Trust Fund – here's how
If you were born on or after 1 September 2002 and you're now over 18, there could be a stash of cash worth £100s or even £1,000s waiting for you in a dormant account, known as a Child Trust Fund (CTF).
6 October 2022
Families of disabled children trying to access Child Trust Funds can save or reclaim £365+ after Government overhaul
Families with disabled children will no longer have to pay costly court fees of £365+ to access savings held in Child Trust Funds, the Government has announced
2 December 2020
Budget 2020: Junior ISA allowance to rise to £9,000 from April
The amount you can save in a junior ISA or Child Trust Fund will rise from £4,368/yr to £9,000/yr from April
11 March 2020
Autumn Statement 2015: ISA limits frozen
Today's Autumn Statement reveals the ISA, JISA and CTF thresholds will be frozen next year
25 November 2015
11 ways to beat new tax year changes: Act now and you can gain £1,000s
Massive changes are afoot both for the new tax year and many parts of the public sector change their prices then too
25 March 2015
ISAs become bigger tax-free NISAs today – so what's changed?
ISAs transform into NISAs today, meaning everyone can now save £15,000 tax-free in cash or shares savings
1 July 2014
Teens can save up to £19,000 tax-free thanks to ISA loophole
16 and 17-year-olds can save up to £19,000 tax-free this year under today's ISA revamp
1 July 2014
Victory! Child Trust Funds can be moved into Junior Isas from 2015
Six million children will benefit as Child Trust Funds can be switched into junior Isas, the Government announces
23 December 2013
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
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Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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