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Investment supplement: what can I get tax-free?

With interest rates so low, tax-free savings are more important than ever

By Lucy Tobin   March 2015

Ever since the Bank of England base rate has been languishing at its record low of 0.5 per cent, finding tax-free places to put away cash has been a crucial boost to returns.

And this year, since the spectre of the general election in May means the tax rule book could be ripped up once more, anyone who can afford to capitalise on current reliefs should do so soon.

That’s why the banks also get so titilated about this time of year, plastering buses with adverts about their paltry-rate Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) as if their interest rates—which currently stand…

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