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Should married couples get a tax break?

22:12 UK time, Friday, 9 April 2010

The Conservatives are proposing to give four million married couples and civil partners on low and middle incomes an annual £150 tax break. What is your reaction?

The tax break, designed by the Tories to be a "symbol" that marriage is supported by the tax system, would apply to basic rate taxpayers earning under £44,000 where one partner doesn't use their full personal allowance.

Labour have previously said that all forms of stable and loving relationships should be equally recognised while the Lib Dems have suggested a married couples' tax break would be "immensely unfair" and amount to a bribe.

How important is this issue? How would the proposed tax break affect you? Do you have a personal experience to share?

What would you do if you were prime minister?

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