Individual Savings Accounts

HM Treasury written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Labour, Leeds West

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36241, what assumptions were made about the number of people (a) taking up a Lifetime ISA and (b) subscribing the maximum annual amount to an ordinary ISA in calculating the estimated Exchequer impacts set out in that Answer.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Lifetime ISA is a voluntary product. For further information on the costing of this policy, please see page 9 of the Budget 2015 Policy Costings document: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508147/PU1912_Policy_Costings_FINAL3.pdf

ISA statistics are published on the GOV.UK website. Table 9.7 sets out the number of individuals subscribing to ISAs by income and amount subscribed: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/number-of-individuals-subscribing-to-an-individual-savings-account-isa-by-income.

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