Kate’s latest Progress Memo – Tory tax break plans don’t add up for poorest

Why reward the deserter who remarries but penalise the parent who remains?

21 January 2010
The Tories’ costly proposal to offer a tax allowance for married couples has so much about it that’s just plain daft. There’s no evidence that tax breaks encourage the reluctant to the altar – yet the party that takes macho pride in how hard and fast it will cut the deficit is ready to waste money on a policy that doesn’t work. read more

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