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.

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Tax breaks for married couples

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