David Davis MP has attended the ‘Who Cares About the Family?’ event in Parliament. The event, organised by campaign group Mothers at Home Matter was held 27 January and focused on the economics of family life and the dilemmas faced by modern UK families.
Mr Davis said:
“Mothers at Home Matter are doing vital work in supporting those women who choose to stay at home in order to care for their children; their work ensures that their voices are being heard.
It is important that mothers have a choice in how they care for their children, and if this includes staying at home then it is right that they are provided with adequate support. All too often the barriers for parents to make such decisions are too high.
The current taxation system fails to cater for families with a stay at home mother. Today the most heavily taxed parents are single income families with children.
The government should commit to raising the transferable tax allowance to match the entire tax-free allowance. This would be hugely beneficial to families with a stay at home mother and would help and support stable families.”