Labour to scrap marriage tax allowance

Labour has confirmed its pledge to scrap the marriage tax allowance!

This is great news, and of course we’re delighted that now two major political parties have agreed not to spend scarce public money judging families. Labour would spend the money (approximately £700m per year) on funding a 10p starting rate of tax. The Lib Dems would spend the money on childcare.

Last year, we put forward 24 better ideas to spend the money earmarked for a marriage tax break. We believe that in these tough times, the government should be helping families not judging them.

You can find out more about why the marriage tax break is a poor use of public money and a judgmental, outdated policy here and sign up to our campaign here.