Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a savings and investment account for children born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011. Ch. The account belongs to the child and can’t be touched until they turn 18. The Government made significant changes to CTF from August 2010 and January 2011.
The person who opened the account is responsible for managing up until the child is aged 18
Those schemes which are in operation can continue. There was three types of account
schemes that invest in shares
The government has stopped issuing Child Trust Fund vouchers for children born after 2 January 2011.
Most government payments to Child Trust Fund accounts have now ended.
If you child already has an account it won’t be affected by these changes. Anyone can still make payments into it until the child is 18.