Single Person Taxation (Cohabitation)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th July 1973.

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Photo of Sir John Langford-Holt Sir John Langford-Holt , Shrewsbury 12:00 am, 5th July 1973

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the case, details of which have been sent to him, where a man and woman living together are regarded by the Department of Health and Social Security as man and wife but are regarded by the Treasury as single persons for tax purposes, whether he will take steps to see that these people are treated by the Inland Revenue for tax purposes in the same way as they are treated for social security purposes.