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Married Man's Allowance

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update, in the light of the 1987 Budget, the information on the married man's allowance provided in his reply of 14 April 1986 to the hon. Member for Thurrock, Official Report, column 315.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1987, c. 215]: The direct revenue cost of the married man's allowance in excess of the single person's allowance is estimated to be £4·6 billion in a full year at 1987–88 income levels of which £3·9 billion is attributable to those aged under 65. The extra relief is worth £7·11 per week in 1987–88 to a basic rate taxpayer not entitled to age allowance.