Budget brings hope for children's savings

22 Mar 2013

Budget brings hope for children's savings

This week the Chancellor announced a 12 week consultation about the transfer of Child Trust Funds to Junior ISA accounts, which if agreed will give a huge boost to parents saving for children and will unlock the £4.8bn currently tied up in CTFs.  However our recent unbiased.co.uk/TaxCalc Tax Action research revealed as much as £1.3bn is set to go to waste as people are failing to make the most of Junior ISA allowances!  This is one of the many reasons why we are dedicated to spreading the Tax Action message to consumers, and are doing so with the help of some great coverage since the campaign launch in The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Express.

We need your support to spread our Tax Action message to consumers too!  How do you encourage your own clients to make the most of their tax allowances?  Let us know in our LinkedIn discussion.  We also want to know which part of the budget announcement you think will affect consumers the most - is it the 'Help to Buy' scheme, the freeze on fuel duty, the 1p drop in beer tax, or is there something else?  Share your thoughts here.

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Three simple steps to manage your online reputation 

We all know how important a positive reputation can be for building new, lasting relationships with clients. But we don't always consider how this reputation is reflected over the internet. With consumers increasingly using search engines and social media to carry out their research, it has become increasingly important to make sure that your online reputation is engaging.  Take a look at WSI Digital Marketing's short video with three simple steps you can take to manage your online reputation. 

WSI has teamed up with unbiased.co.uk to bring you 'Louder Voice' - an online consumer reviews platform that lets you take control of your reputation by displaying your positive feedback and testimonials. To find out more click here.

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