We use "Cookies" on this website to improve your experience and to provide us with anonymous information. Read more here. [x] Close

Family Law Blog

Comment on divorce & family law 

Romantic fool says marry me so I get tax relief


The Conservatives think-tank has suggested various things, that they believe may halt the decline in marriage and slow the divorce rate. Some of them are very sensible such as pre-marriage counselling.

But they have also suggested tax relief for marrying. Imagine:

“Darling will you marry me?”
“Oh, I’m not sure”
“Go on. I’ll get tax relief”

Oh, please! Will tax relief really cause more people to marry, who wouldn’t otherwise?

Surely the money would be better spent on providing subsidised counselling?

Andrew Woolley
Divorce solicitor

Loading comments...
What do you think?

Have your say


Receive your FREE guide

Your free guide will be available to download immediately and a copy sent by email. Your email address will not be used to send any further correspondence without your permission.