NS&I is reducing the interest rate on its Direct ISA by 25 basis points from 1.00% tax-free/AER to 0.75% tax-free/AER from 24 September 2018. The decision to reduce the interest rate on Direct ISA was taken in order to deliver positive value for taxpayers.
Tax-Free Childcare is a new government policy led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which offers financial support for childcare for working parents. Thirty hours free childcare is a Department for Education (DfE) policy and an extension for working families of the existing 15 hours free childcare for three and four year olds in England.
Find out more about the Childcare Choices scheme.
Think Ahead has been a successful strategy. Since the start of 2014–15, we have delivered more than £50 billion in Net Financing for the Government; and cumulative savings of more than £780 million for taxpayers, as shown by the Value Indicator.
2017–18 has been a very successful year for NS&I. The organisation met all of its performance targets and raised £9.8 billion in Net Financing for the Government (against a final target of £8 billion in a range of £5 billion to £11 billion).
NS&I is reducing the maximum purchase limit for new sales of 1 and 3-year terms of Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds, from £1 million to £10,000 (£20,000 jointly) from today (11 June 2018).