Asset stripping: Child Trust Funds and the demise of the assets agenda

Based on analysis of available data and literature, as well as interviews with key stakeholders this paper provides a short history of the Child Trust Fund (CTF) and Saving Gateway (SG) in the UK, identifying the key rationale and drivers for their development.

It analyses the available data on the success and limitations of these policies, and consider the abolition of the CTF and cancellation of the SG.

Author: 
Dalia Ben-Galim
Publisher: 
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Published: 
2011
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