Latest figures reveal that 405,000 people in the South West will receive the Government’s married couple’s transferable allowance.
The proposal, which shows the Government values commitment by recognising marriage and civil partnerships in the tax system, will let people transfer £1,000 of their personal tax allowance to their spouse or civil partner.
They will receive the benefit from the scheme at the end of the tax year in 2016.
The Conservatives are backing marriage. £1000 marriage tax allowance will help 405,000 hard-pressed couples throughout the West Country keep more of their own money.