CTFs can be converted to Junior ISAs

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Long hoped for and now finally confirmed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25491629

but not until April 2015
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  • "Child Trust Funds can be transferred into junior Isas from April 2015, the Government has announced..."
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  • westy22westy22 Forumite
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    Considering the undue haste in which the Government imposes many of the unwelcome changes I wonder why it will take a further 15 months to implement this welcome change?
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  • latecomerlatecomer Forumite
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    Because they dont care about it - presumably its not seen as a vote winner?

    Very welcome as far as I'm concerned though
  • edited 23 December 2013 at 2:18PM
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    edited 23 December 2013 at 2:18PM
    I'm glad they decided to do this. I stopped investing in CTFs for my children as I was unhappy about the funds having to be removed from investment at 18, and the idea that CTF providers didn't have to remain competitive because new accounts could not be opened.

    Very annoying it's going to take so long to implement.
  • lanstromlanstrom Forumite
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    In 2005 I invested £1,818 (including Gov voucher).

    Total value as of todays date = £1778.52

    So after 8.5 years its made a loss of £39.48 :(

    So much for investing in your childs future !
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    lanstrom wrote: »
    In 2005 I invested £1,818So after 8.5 years its made a loss of £39.48 :(

    So much for investing in your childs future !
    You must have been a bit unlucky with your investment choice and timing. Ours is up 35% in the 3 years it has been going and the growth figure would be much higher if it were not for us keeping on adding new money to it.
  • gadgetmindgadgetmind Forumite
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    westy22 wrote: »
    Considering the undue haste in which the Government imposes many of the unwelcome changes I wonder why it will take a further 15 months to implement this welcome change?

    Yes, spot on. Attacks on personal pensions seem to be implemented almost straight away while straightforward stuff like this festers for years.
    I am not a financial adviser and neither do I play one on television. I might occasionally give bad advice but at least it's free.

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  • This Government has failed to act sufficiently quickly in changing the CTF rules. I participated in the Consultation, which itself was a farce! Quite simply, the rules could have been changed almost instantly by declaring that investments in Junior ISA's and transfers out of CTF's could be made freely - we adults were allowed to move from TESSA'S to ISA's. My Grand-daughter will be 11 before this new legislation is established - 11 years of appalling returns. DOES SHE HAVE A CASE FOR COMPENSATION THROUGH THIS GOVERNMENT'S SLUGGISH BEHAVIOUR?
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    Did you also shout a lot during the consultation?
  • corbyboycorbyboy Forumite
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    Denthemen wrote: »
    This Government has failed to act sufficiently quickly in changing the CTF rules. I participated in the Consultation, which itself was a farce! Quite simply, the rules could have been changed almost instantly by declaring that investments in Junior ISA's and transfers out of CTF's could be made freely - we adults were allowed to move from TESSA'S to ISA's. My Grand-daughter will be 11 before this new legislation is established - 11 years of appalling returns. DOES SHE HAVE A CASE FOR COMPENSATION THROUGH THIS GOVERNMENT'S SLUGGISH BEHAVIOUR?

    11 years of appalling returns compared to what? Junior ISAs didn't exist when your granddaughter was born. Presumably the CTF was quite competitive when it was first opened?
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