Last night, David Cameron caved in to his back benchers and promised a marriage tax allowance “very soon”.
Last week the Government announced £11.5bn of cuts, but this week they can find half a billion pounds for a marriage tax allowance to promote their fantasy fifties family, that’s a married couple with a breadwinner and a homemaker. It’s out of step with modern families who come in all shapes and sizes and discriminates against families with single parents, widows and widowers, couples who both work and couples who chose not to marry.
This marriage tax announcement isn’t about keeping families together; it’s about keeping the Tory party together. We believe the Government should be spending £500m on helping all families, not judging them.