Bonus will be axed

THE SNP will scrap the £200 a year bonus for married couples if it is elected to lead an independent Scotland, the party has confirmed.

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The tax break will "discriminate" against many families and could leave some people worse off, according to the SNP who say they will focus their policies on families with children.

The £700million tax break, which comes into force in 2015, will allow the lower-earning partner to transfer up to £1000 of their unused tax allowance to the other.

But the scheme "will overwhelmingly benefit men" as they are more likely to be the higher earner and leave bereaved and abused women "out in the cold", the SNP said.


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