child trust fund


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child trust fund

money paid by the government for the benefit of children in the future. The terms of a child trust fund must secure that it is held in the name of a child, secure that the child is beneficially entitled to the investments under it, secure that all income and gains arising on investments under it constitute investments under it, prevent withdrawals from it except as permitted by regulations, and provide that instructions may be given to the account provider with respect to its management only by the person who has the authority to manage it. Parents may pay money into it and it benefits from tax advantages.
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