Both a Junior ISA and Child Trust Fund are savings initiatives that the Government introduced to encourage parents to save on behalf of a child.
CTFs were also only available to children born between 1st September 2002 and 2nd January 2011. Junior ISAs were introduced in June 2011. Child Trust Funds received a monetary voucher, Junior ISAs do not.
Another difference is the contribution year – for CTFs this runs from the child’s birthday to birthday. The contribution period for a Junior ISA is each tax year (6th April to the 5th April each year). However, the annual contribution allowance for both Plans is £9,000.
To find out more, read our article about the differences between a CTF and a Junior ISA.