ISA Allowances 2011/12 Tax Year

At midnight tonight the new 2011/12 tax year starts!

ISA allowances are increasing from £10,200 to £10,680.

Of this £10,680, up to £5,340 can be invested in a Cash ISA, and any unused allowance between the amount you put into a Cash ISA and the overall allowance of £10,680 can be invested in a Stocks and Shares ISA.

For example, invest £2,000 in a Cash ISA from midnight tonight and you can still invest up to £8,680 into a Stocks and Shares ISA.

If you can afford to invest on a monthly basis, to benefit from pound cost averaging, the maximum each month (assuming 12 payments) is £890.

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