Tories Encourage Marriage with Tax Breaks
If the conservatives win the election,Â 4 million married couples will be offered tax breaks worth up to Â£150 a year.
It would be funded on a levy on Britainâ€™s banks designed to raise Â£1 billion. The remaining funds would be government debts. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Cameron said, â€œI want to send out a signal that commitment is good, that marriage is good and that strong families are at the heart of a strong society. We want to have a more responsible society and that means doing what we can to back families and back commitment.”
He went on to add, ” Actually, if you ask people, lots of people want to buy a home, get married, have children and provide a secure future. ”
In total the tax break â€“ which David Cameron hopes will emulate the success of the labour partyâ€™s plan to reverse Labourâ€™s National Insurance rise, would be worth up to Â£150 a year for low and middle-income families, the Tories claim.
This allowance would be tapered so that nobody earning more than Â£44,000 would benefit.
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