Help Don’t Judge – Call for evidence
The Government has pledged to spend over half a billion pounds to ‘send a signal’ about marriage by giving a tax break worth £200 to married couples with a breadwinner and a homemaker. We believe the Government has no right to use the tax system to judge how we live our lives. Many will be excluded – including single parents, widows and widowers, cohabiting couples, and married couples where either both or neither parents are in work.
Child poverty is set to rise by more than one million by 2020. Austerity measures continue to affect working-age families severely. Wages are stagnant. In this tough climate we believe that this money could be better spent. When so many families are struggling the Government should be helping families not judging them.
Don’t Judge My Family, the campaign against the marriage tax allowance, is calling for evidence from organisations and individuals to find alternative uses for the funds earmarked for a marriage tax allowance. How should the Government use £700m a year to support families, sustain relationships or give children the best start in life?
Responses should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or returned via the website form below. The deadline for responses is Friday 18th October 2013.
Call for Evidence form
Please note that responses may be quoted on our website and in our published report.