Child Trust Funds
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
Child Trust Funds could soon be switched to junior Isas
The Government has launched a consultation on whether to allow transfers from a Child Trust Fund into a junior Isa
14 May 2013
Budget 2013: Government mulls merging Child Trust Funds with junior ISAs
The Government says it will consult on the options for transferring savings held in CTFs into junior Isas
20 March 2013
Government dashes child trust fund/junior Isa merger hopes
Parents won't be able to switch their kids' child trust funds to junior Isas, potentially leaving them on dire rates
22 March 2012
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