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Budget 2009 Boost for Savers as ISA Allowances to be Raised to £10,200

Personal_Finance / ISA's Apr 23, 2009 - 07:02 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAmidst the budget gloom and doom of a budget busting deficit of £175 billion and the first of a series of tax hikes that introduces a new top tax band of 50% for those earning over £150,000, there was some good news for distressed savers that have been paying the price for credit crisis in the form of low interest rates.


On the tenth anniversary of the introduction of Individual Savings Accounts (ISA's), Alistair Darling announced that ISA allowances will be raised from £7,200 to £10,200 from 6th of April 2010, with the new ISA allowance raised earlier for the over 50's from October 2009.

As with the current £7,200 allowance, savers will be able to split 50/50 between cash and shares ISA's i.e. from the new tax year, £5,100 in a Shares ISA and £5,100 in a Cash ISA.

However the Chancellor missed a golden opportunity to both win votes and entice cash ISA savers to deposit more into the cash starved banks by allowing the whole of the £10,200 allowance to be used as a Cash ISA.

Additional good news for savers should follow as interest rates are expected to start to rise during the second half of the year which is inline with my UK interest rate forecast of December 2008.

For more analysis on the budget see my earlier article - Darling's Recession Debt Crisis Budget, Britain's £1.2 Trillion Public Sector Black Hole

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