An application can be made either by the eligible child itself (see ¶315-300), if aged 16 or over, or by a person, also aged 16 or over, who has parental responsibility (see ¶315-350) for the child (SI 1998/1870, reg. 12A(4)).

The application must contain:

the applicant’s full name and address;

the full name, address and date of birth of the child for whom the account is being opened;

the child’s national insurance number (where the child is over 16 and one has been issued);

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