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  • No help for marriage


    The Budget of 22 November received criticism for missing the opportunity to introduce a fully transferable marriage allowance.

    It is believed that this would put struggling families at the heart of tax reforms, as it would address the burden that one-earner families face in the current taxation system. Research shows that it is the highest amongst OECD countries. The Government chose to increase the personal tax allowance.

  • Jesus and Mohammed?

    Inter Faith Group. The Christian Institute

    All Saints C of E in Kingston upon Thames, held a joint birthday celebration for Jesus and Mohammed on 3 December.

    In a promotional flier, the church said the service was ‘marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed and looking forward to the birthday of Jesus’. The hour-long service included time for Islamic prayer and was followed by birthday cake. The church organised the event alongside the Kingston Inter Faith Forum and the South London