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£1,000 tax break for married couples

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed that the government will bring in a tax break for married couples before the next election in 2015.

The proposals suggest that around four million couples could benefit from a £1,000 transferable tax allowance from 2015.

Under the scheme, married couples on basic rate tax pay as well as around 15,000 couples in civil partnerships, would be eligible to claim this tax allowance.

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the move but said that they "will not block it."

Vicky Young reports.

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