Coalition divided over tax breaks for married couples

At the time of the 2010 general election, the Conservatives promised a transferable tax allowance worth around £150 to married couples.

The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg ridiculed the proposals as "patronising drivel that belongs in the Edwardian age".

His party later secured a provision in the coalition agreement allowing them to abstain from voting on the issue.


Tax breaks for married couples

Tax breaks for married couples can be expected in this year's Autumn Statement, the Chancellor has revealed.