ISA Individual Savings Account 2011/12 tax yearWe are now well into the 2015/16 tax year and there are a few changes to ISAs which you need to be made aware of….

The ISA allowance has increased to £15,240 per investor and this applies to both Cash ISAs (over 16s) and Stocks and Shares ISAs (over 18s). You can invest in one Cash ISA and one Stocks and Shares ISA per tax tear and the total allowance of £15,240 can be split between the two types of ISA as you choose.

Previously you were able to transfer between ISA providers and Cash ISAs could be transferred into Stocks and Shares ISAs. Now, you can also transfer the other way – FROM Stocks and Shares ISAs TO Cash ISAs.

And finally, under new rules, your ISA allowance, if your married, does not die with you as was the previous case. Now, on death, your spouse or civil partner can inherit your ISA allowance.


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