Hello, I'm Keith and happy to help you with your question.
Well, yes and no; a married couples allowance has been around for many years, but there are limitations. Gov UK web site advises that these are:
'You can claim Married Couple’s Allowance if all the following apply:
The last condition is a tad limiting. This allowance can be transferred between spouses and partners as convenient for reducing inividual tax positions.
You can find full details of the alowance here:
There is a further problem as it can be withdrawn as income becomes sucessively higher. You can read the Which guide summary here:
I think you will find it very explanatory.
I do hope I have been able to shed some light on your question.
I am so sorry, I have mislead you. Yes there is a GBP 200 adjustment available. According to the Telegraph it operates as follows.
'How does it work?
All workers have a personal allowance for tax purposes. This is the amount of money an individual can earn in a year before they must pay tax. It is currently £9,440 and will rise to £10,000 in April. The Government has not said what level the personal allowance will rise to in 2015/16, but some experts predict it will reach £10,500.
Married couples and civil partners where one person earns less than the personal allowance will be allowed to transfer up to £1,000 of their unused allowance to their partner, reducing their tax bill.
For example, if one person earns £5,000 and their partner earns £20,000, the lower earner can transfer £1,000 of their unused allowance to the higher earner. The higher earner can take home an additional £1,000 tax-free, so thanks to 20pc relief they will pay £200 less tax over the year.'
I am so sorry not to have told you of this change.