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Re: Married man's Allowance

Posted by Brian Marjoram on Wed, Jul 20 2022 at 02:22 PM CDT:

In Reply to: Re: You can't make it up posted by Tony Talman on Sun, Jul 17 2022 at 12:51 PM CDT:

: Not at all Ros, those times were difficult I don't remember how much marriage allowance was, Google might have an answer. I remember the devaluation of the sterling from 11,22Dm to the pound sterling down to 9DM. A cut in pay that really hard.

: Tony T

Ross,
I could be wrong but I don’t think that the army ever paid a married man’s allowance. There was a 'Married mans allowance' for income tax purposes though. Until 1990 the income of man & wife was added together for tax purposes and treated as if it were the income of the husband. A married man had a personal allowance, which was just over one and half times the single person’s allowance and it was called the ‘married man’s allowance’. If his wife worked, she had her own allowance (Wife’s Earned Income Allowance (WEIA)) – which was the same as the single person’s allowance, but all the allowances including the WEIA were given against the husband’s income which included his wife’s income.

After 1990, we had the married couples allowance, additional personal allowance etc. Who were the losers? Families & who were the winners? – Married couples who both had a high income. You can thank Nigel Lawson for that.



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