This House of Commons Library briefing sets out how the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) calculates the amount of child maintenance payable under the 2012 statutory child maintenance scheme.
The text of petition 329339 states:
Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity…
The text of petition 332789 reads:
Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain’s arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance
The government has failed to provide specific support to UK festivals, dance venues and nightclubs. Covid-19 has hit hard on the nightlife sector having a major impact due to the suspension of mass gatherings. Followed by unclear guidelines and a lack of commitment from the government, this has contributed to growing uncertainty within the arts sector, putting at risk millions of jobs. The government must make clear its commitment to ensuring the dance community survives the pandemic. #LetUSDance
The following material may be useful:
- Government response to petition 329339 (11 September 2020)
- Government response to petition 332789
- MPs to debate petitions relating to live events and weddings during Covid-19
- Written Parliamentary questions on the number of guests at weddings
- Written Parliamentary questions on support for live events in response to the Covid-19 outbreak
In general married couples are taxed as individuals, though a minority of older couples & civil partners may still claim a 'married couple's allowance'. Since 6 April 2015 individuals have been entitled to transfer part of their personal tax allowance to their spouse or civil partner, if neither they nor their partner are higher rate taxpayers.
A Westminster Hall debate will be held on 23 March 2021 on 'Government-backed insurance for live events'