MPs urge PM to honour tax break pledge

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A group of senior Tory MPs has urged David Cameron to deliver on his manifesto promise of a tax break for married couples as soon as possible.

The 15 Conservatives said the Prime Minister’s vow to introduce a transferable tax allowance for married partners was a “vital weapon in combating child poverty”. They called on the measure, which would allow married stay-at-home parents to transfer part of their tax-free allowance to a working spouse, to be put before Parliament within months.

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, the MPs, which include Tim Loughton and Sir Gerald Howarth, wrote: “We are now past the half way point in parliament and, as Conservative MPs, we are calling on the Prime Minister to ensure that these budget resolutions are put before Parliament as part of the Finance Bill 2013.”

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