Child Trust Fund: Research reports and studies
This section contains links to research carried out by both HMRC and other bodies in relation to the child trust fund (CTF) along with brief descriptions of what can be found in each report.
No. 143 - The Child Trust Fund - Wave Two Evaluation - This report, in January 2011, explores perceptions of the child trust fund and examines whether there was evidence of early impacts in terms of parent and guardian attitudes and behavior towards saving for children. You can find additional information in the appendices.
Saving for children: A baseline survey at the inception of the Child Trust Fund - This research was carried out to provide baseline information on the extent and nature of saving for and by dependent children under 18 when CTF became operational. This part of the research comprised three surveys. The second part of the research looked at the CTF itself to examine the experiences and intentions of parents when opening accounts as well as looking at the views and experiences of providers and representatives.
Two additional documents contain the appendices and questionnaires used in the survey.
Should the Child Trust Fund be abolished? (September 2009) - This article by the Institute of Fiscal Studies discusses whether CTF should be abolished.
The UK Child Trust Fund: A successful launch (July 2008) - This report was published by the Institute for Public Policy Research and sets out early findings about the CTF and the key challenges for other countries interested in implementing similar schemes.
The UK Child Trust Fund: Early Results (November 2007) - This publication was written by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in conjunction with the Aspen Institute. The report is about the decline of saving in the United States and examines the UK CTF in that context.
- Social Work, Asset-based Welfare and the Child Trust Fund (September 2005) - This article discusses asset-based welfare by focussing on the CTF. It looks at the views of young people and potential uses for the fund.
Updated 24 August 2011