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General Election 2019 Live: Labour’s tax plans will cost lower-paid couples £250, admits John McDonnell

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JOHN McDonnell has admitted that Labour’s tax plans will cost lower-paid couples £250.

The shadow chancellor said married couples would be better off under Labour - despite many losing their £250 annual marriage allowance.

He said Labour had been opposed to the Tory marriage incentive since its inception and had proposed scrapping the tax break - which only applies to couples where one person earns less than £12,500 in personal allowance - in their 2017 manifesto.

Mr McDonnell told the BBC: "What they will lose is about £250 maximum. What they will get in return is free childcare, if they're on minimum wage they will have a £3,500-a-year increase."

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