TaxPersonal TaxTories to restore tax breaks for married couples

Tories to restore tax breaks for married couples

Opposition leader issues proposals which put strong emphasis on tax and benefits in favour of marriage

David Cameron has pledged to restore tax breaks for married couples if he is
voted into power.

The Tory leader made the promise in a TV interview at the weekend,
highlighting the need to ‘go right through the tax and benefits system and ask
ourselves why it is encouraging people to live separately’.

Gordon Brown has ruled out any such U-turn by the Labour Party, stating that
it would be unfair to unmarried partners and single parents.

Cameron made the comments on the eve of the Tory’s
social
justice policy
review report due to be released tomorrow. The study, which
has been led by the former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, also recommends higher
taxes on alcohol.

Related Articles

LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

Administration LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

4d Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

Administration HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

Personal Tax HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

2m Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

Personal Tax Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

4m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

Personal Tax Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

Legal Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter