Only a quarter of Scots families will get marriage tax breaks

The Scottish Parliament figures show that only 26.3% of families in Scotland are eligible for the tax break.

East Kilbride MSP, Linda Fabiani, commented:

“The vast majority of families in Scotland will not benefit from this policy which effectively discriminates against large sections of Scottish society, including single parent families, unmarried couples and women who have left abusive relationships.”

We couldn’t agree more – other than pointing out it’s the same for English, Northern Irish and Welsh society too…

The SNP has committed to scrapping marriage tax breaks – which it can only do if Scotland votes to become independent.