TaxPayers' Alliance calls for a promise to cap overall tax burden at 35 per cent of GDP

April 30, 2017 12:06 PM

Reacting to Theresa May refusing to rule out tax rises if the Conservatives win the general election, Dia Chakravarty, Political Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"It is deeply concerning that Mrs May is not ruling out the possibility of tax rises on an already highly taxed population. After decades of high spending we desperately need a government which understands the importance of fiscal restraint in order to boost economic activity and productivity. A promise to cap the overall tax burden at 35 per cent of GDP from Mrs May would signal an intention to reduce the burden while allowing the flexibility on the profile of the tax take."

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