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Dear Wilhemina: should I marry for the tax break?

By Prospect   March 2010

Should I marry just for the tax breaks?

Dear Wilhemina My partner and I have been cohabiting for 15 years and we have a five-year-old daughter. I’ve always supported him through the quiet times in his business, but now, with the promise of tax breaks from David Cameron, he wants us to get married, saying that we could pop down to the council, pay £200 and save thousands. How romantic! We vote Lib Dem or Green and frankly I’d rather be a few quid worse off than be swayed by Tory policy. Should I just bite the bullet…

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