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Government to recognise marriage in tax system

Conservative Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith says the Government will bring forward proposals to encourage marriage through the tax system before 2015.

Speaking at the Conservative party conference this morning, the MP for Chingford and Woodford Green (pictured) said Prime Minister David Cameron would set out plans to provide tax-breaks for married couples in this Parliament.

He said: “The Prime Minister has made it clear that in this Parliament the Government will recognise marriage in the tax system.”

Before the 2010 general election Cameron had pledged to reform the tax system to support marriage. However, the proposal was not included in the Coalition agreement.

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There are 2 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Discrimination against single people?

  2. Discrimination against couples who are not married.

    If the idea is to encourage stable families i’m not sure that tax breaks for one group is the answer.

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