There isn't a politician in the land proposing this but when you think about it, it makes complete sense.
Let's start with food. If, like me, you've spent a large amount of your adult life as a single person and that even when you are in a relationship, you're not living with your other half, you will have spent a lot on food. Cooking for two costs less than microwaving a Tesco's "Finest" lasagne. Thems the facts. Add that up over a year and that's a lot of extra pasta pounds I'm spending.
It's not all about feeding yourself though, or the rent / mortgage money you save when you are in a couple (which is a huge amount - go on, get the calculator out). It's the social things. Couples have expensive things like weddings and this year I've been to four of them. They were lovely occasions, but until there are Government vouchers being issued that subsidise my John Lewis Wedding List purchases, it's very expensive. Remember, I don't have someone with whom to split that cost.
I will not be happy until the Government gives me discount vouchers for John Lewis wedding lists, cheaper ready meals and a massive subsidy on my rent. I'm not being unreasonable in any way. I'm just making it a level playing field. Who's with me?
Oh, and if they could throw in travel expenses to far-away weddings, and the abolition of single room supplements, that would be great too. Oh and a pony. That's not essential, but I think I could sell it off and make some cash.