Inheritance Tax: Cohabiting Siblings - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:19 pm on 10th February 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 12:19 pm, 10th February 2021

My Lords, that is a broader point, but I am afraid I am going to have to disappoint noble Lords: the Government have looked at this issue in the context of inheritance tax, and may have looked at it more widely. In the context of inheritance tax, the unique legal relationship that marriage and civil partnerships entail has been concluded as the right place to draw the line on this issue.