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Parents want more info on Child Trust Funds

Parents want more information on the Government&#39s child trust fund, research from the Children&#39s Mutual has found. The research has found parents of the first eligible Child Trust Fund recipients plan to build on government allowance but are “crying out” for more information on the scheme. The research reveals 79 per cent of parents with children aged one and under are likely to top up Government offer to help their children for the future. It also shows 92 per cent of respondents want more information on the Child Trust Fund and that about one third (34 per cent) were not even aware of the Child Trust Fund.

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