Clegg: Marriage tax break 'unfair'

Press Association

Conservative plans to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on a tax break for married couples are "unfair", Nick Clegg has said.

In a fresh swipe at the policy - expected to be brought forward within months to head off a Tory revolt - the Deputy Prime Minister said it would be paid for by people who do not "conform" to Conservative social norms. And he suggested the cash should go instead on extending tax breaks on childcare for all couples.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%