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Tax Breaks For Married Couples Looming It Appears - Plus Free School Meals

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All five-to-seven year-old pupils in state schools in England will receive free school meals from September next year, Nick Clegg will announce tomorrow.

The £600m plan is designed to boost the health and educational attainment of children, and will save families an average of £437 per child per year at a time when many are struggling with the cost of living. It will be unveiled in Mr Clegg's speech to the Liberal Democrats' conference in Glasgow.

In a Coalition trade-off, the Lib Dems have given the go-ahead for the Conservatives to announce a long-awaited tax break for married couples, possibly at their conference in two weeks. It will cost a similar amount and could be worth about £3 a week.

Providing a hot, healthy lunch for an extra 1.5m children means that better off families will benefit, which will raise eyebrows at time when welfare has been squeezed and child benefit cut. Some 400,000 children already receive free meals but an estimated four in 10 children living in poverty do not qualify.

I'm already planning what I can spend my £3 a week on. It's like being given pocket money!!!

Free school meals for all young children, a good move?

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I'm already planning what I can spend my £3 a week on. It's like being given pocket money!!!

Free school meals for all young children, a good move?

with interest rates the way they are you could probably get a house n northern Ireland on an interest only mortgage and a tax payer funded bung to the banks so they will give you it .

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I'm already planning what I can spend my £3 a week on. It's like being given pocket money!!!

Free school meals for all young children, a good move?

Unless the kids are going out to a field and picking the meals themselves they are not free.

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I'm already planning what I can spend my £3 a week on. It's like being given pocket money!!!

Free school meals for all young children, a good move?

I'm not even going to bother claiming, same reason for why we didn't claim working tax credits when we were 'entitled' to it. I want to keep my tax affairs seperate to my wife in case we ever fall on hard times, easier for the wife to go begging as an individual with kids in toe and not as a full house family (mum+dad+2).

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