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Tax Allowances

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department's proposals on changes in married couple's tax allowances were currently in force, what take-home pay a married woman seeking to return to work would have to command to be better off than staying at home.

Under a system of fully transferable allowances, the net income of a family would increase if a married woman returned to work, whatever the level of her earnings.