Submitted by Nathan Long on Monday 18th January 2021
Published on Monday 25th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 25th July 2021
Current Signatures: 17,492
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Permanently reduce the Lifetime ISA (LISA) withdrawal penalty from 25% to 20%.
The LISA savings product is designed to encourage people to save for the future by offering a government bonus. Those who withdraw early lose the bonus and pay an additional penalty of 6.25%. This penalty unfairly penalises people who need to be able to access their savings unexpectedly.
It's likely the economic outlook will remain uncertain for many years to come. Permanently reducing the penalty now would give people confidence to save and invest for the future when they may have some concerns about their employment. If changing personal circumstances result in unplanned access to their LISA savings, savers would only incur the loss of the Government bonus and no further penalty.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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