Tories plan marriage tax break

The Prime Minister has revealed that plans for a tax break for married couples will be introduced "shortly" in a move to head off a revolt by Tory backbenchers. The policy was in the Conservative manifesto, but will face Liberal Democrat opposition.

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Tories to unveil plans for marriage tax break 'shortly'

Married couples could be in line for a tax break Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

The Prime Minister has said that plans for a tax break for married couples will be introduced "shortly" in a move to head off a revolt by Tory backbenchers.

The move may placate David Cameron's restive MPs but will highlight divisions over the policy with his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.

Tory backbencher Tim Loughton has launched a rebel bid to force a Commons vote on the issue but the Prime Minister urged Tory MPs to let the Government "get on with it" instead.

It is understood the plans will be put forward by ministers in the autumn.

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