Married Couples Allowance – NOT the same as the Marriage Allowance

The marriage allowance is not the same as the married couple’s allowance, which is available to married couples and civil partners where at least one partner was born before 6 April 1935. The allowance is set at £8,445 for 2017/18, but is reduced by £1 for every £2 by which income exceeds £28,000 until the allowance is reduced to £3,260.