Letter: Love is the key to good childcare

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your editorial of 29 October sets out all the reasons to celebrate marriage in terms of social policy and personal happiness. But why does it also deserve a better break in fiscal terms? Single people are already discriminated against fiscally compared with married couples with no dependants - no married men's allowance, no access to the spouse's pension rights, and no exemptions for inheritance tax.

Would it not be better to concentrate fiscal benefits on all these, including married couples, who have caring responsibilities for children and dependent adults?

ROBERT H WHITTLE

Winchester

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