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Isa limit set to rise by £600

Isa savers will be able to invest around £600 more in the next tax year after the Office for National Statistics announced that inflation hit 5.2 per cent in September.

Investors are currently able to place £10,680 in the tax efficient vehicles, however that number is set to rise to £11,280 from April 2012, of which £5640 can be placed in a cash Isa.

The Isa limit was indexed to inflation for the first time in June last year, the figure is calculated to the nearest £120. The change linked Isas to RPI but from 2012 the limit will rise in line with the less generous CPI.

Hargreaves Lansdown head of advice Danny Cox says: “This is the one bit of light in the inflationary gloom. This is welcome news for savers and with inflation likely to fall from here it is a great opportunity for investors to take advantage of the increased rate.”

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  1. WOW!!! watch out for the rush!!!

  2. For crying out loud – make it a round number, like £11,000/£12,000. Is it any wonder people get confused?

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