LISAs

So last year I opened a cash LISA (for retirement) and a Stocks and shares ISA. 
I've decided that this tax year, I won't pay into the cash LISA anymore. But want to open a S&S LISA instead. 
So going forward, I'll pay into the S&S LISA and the normal S&S ISA. 
Thats allowed, isn't it? 
Thanks! 

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  • eskbanker
    eskbanker Posts: 30,739 Forumite
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    Yes, S&S LISAs and S&S ISAs are different types so you can pay into both concurrently.

    A cash LISA is an odd choice for retirement money (given the overwhelming likelihood of real-terms value loss to inflation) so you'd probably be best transferring that into the S&S LISA....
  • grumiofoundation
    grumiofoundation Posts: 3,050 Forumite
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    Yes that is allowed as Lifetime ISA (whether cash or S and S) and stock and shares ISA are different types of ISA.

    Limits are a) £4000 contribution limit to LISA, b) £20,000 contribution limit across all ISA types per tax year.

    If you have contributed more than a token amount to the cash LISA would probably sensible to look into transferring to S and S LISA.  
  • Polly05
    Polly05 Posts: 376 Forumite
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    Yes that is allowed as Lifetime ISA (whether cash or S and S) and stock and shares ISA are different types of ISA.

    Limits are a) £4000 contribution limit to LISA, b) £20,000 contribution limit across all ISA types per tax year.

    If you have contributed more than a token amount to the cash LISA would probably sensible to look into transferring to S and S LISA.  
    How would transferring work? Would it still be considered as last year's contribution? 
  • grumiofoundation
    grumiofoundation Posts: 3,050 Forumite
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    Polly05 said:
    Yes that is allowed as Lifetime ISA (whether cash or S and S) and stock and shares ISA are different types of ISA.

    Limits are a) £4000 contribution limit to LISA, b) £20,000 contribution limit across all ISA types per tax year.

    If you have contributed more than a token amount to the cash LISA would probably sensible to look into transferring to S and S LISA.  
    How would transferring work? Would it still be considered as last year's contribution? 
    (Assuming you use the ISA transfer process) transferring a previous years ISA doesn’t impact current years ISA subscription limit.

  • Stig66
    Stig66 Posts: 7 Forumite
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    Slight divergence but can anyone tell me why there is a limit of £450,000 on the cost of a property and is this subject to change i.e. as house prices increase?
    Thanks
  • masonic
    masonic Posts: 23,199 Forumite
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    Stig66 said:
    Slight divergence but can anyone tell me why there is a limit of £450,000 on the cost of a property and is this subject to change i.e. as house prices increase?
    Thanks
    The limit on the cost of the property was there as a very weak measure to target the taxpayer money. Like the £20k ISA allowance, it has remained the same over the last several years. There is no indication it will be uplifted in the near future, but perhaps property prices will soon start to fall as interest rates soar and we head into recession.
  • Stig66
    Stig66 Posts: 7 Forumite
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    Cheers for that... appreciate your input. :)
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