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.
22 November 2021
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
You've a new £15,240 ISA allowance - get 2.25% interest
Everyone aged 16 or over now has a brand-new £15,240 cash ISA allowance - here are the 10 need-to-knows
8 April 2015
It's the start of the new financial year: Here's what's changing
From today a host of changes take force, including new pension freedoms, new ISA allowances and new tax rates
6 April 2015
New rules mean your ISA won't die with you (if you have a spouse): Autumn Statement 2014
The surviving spouse will be able to inherit their partner's ISA, keeping its tax-free status, George Osborne said today
3 December 2014
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
Get up to 2.75% tax free before Saturday's ISA deadline
The tax year ends 5 April, so there are only days left for any UK over-16 to use their £5,760 tax-free cash allowance
2 April 2014
Budget 2014: The key points for savers, including Isa boon
Chancellor George Osborne announced big changes for savers in today's Budget - here's a round-up of how they affect you
19 March 2014
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