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Married People: Tax Allowances

HM Treasury written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an English couple married in a humanist ceremony in Scotland are able to claim the Marriage Allowance.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Government introduced Marriage Allowance in 2015 to recognise marriage and civil partnership in the tax system and to help couples keep more of the money they earn. Those in legally recognised marriages and civil partnerships in the UK are eligible for Marriage Allowance. This includes humanist ceremonies in Scotland.

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