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George Osborne plans to introduce a tax break for married couples in next year's Budget, according to report in the Sunday Telegraph.
Senior Tory sources told the paper the most likely option was a break worth around £150 a year.
But the proposal could bring the Chancellor into conflict with the Liberal Democrats, with Nick Clegg saying last year it was not the Government's job to promote a "1950s model" of the family.
The move is thought to be an attempt to placate Tory rightwingers angry about the Government's plans to introduce same-sex marriage.
One hundred and eighteen Conservative MPs have written to their constituents to express unease at equal marriage plans, according to the Daily Mail.
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