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, I am not entirely sure that that is the Government’s motivation for disagreeing with my noble friend Lord Lexden. The difficulty is around drawing the line between the legal status of marriage and civil partnership and the other status that cohabiting family members may have. It may not necessarily be around the less benign implications of drawing the line in a different place.