[Image: Creative Commons.]

[Image: Creative Commons.]


Four quid per week, limited to married couples only?

Utterly pointless.

People voted for it and didn’t take it up.

David Cameron’s tax break scheme for married couples has been branded an “utter flop” after just 8 per cent of those eligible for the allowance have applied, it has been reported.

The scheme allows couples to transfer £1,060 of their personal tax allowance to their spouse or civil partner. The break is worth up to £212 per year, or approximately £4 per week.

The Prime Minister said that the scheme was designed to recognise how the government values marriage and families and that the break would bolster the institution of marriage.

However, it has been reported that just 8 per cent of those eligible for the scheme have partaken of it.

Source: David Cameron’s marriage tax breaks declared an ‘utter flop’ after low uptake | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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