TaxPayers' Alliance: "New HMRC powers or tax hikes" is a false choice

May 09, 2014 12:00 PM

Responding to the Prime Minister's suggestion that taxes would have to go up if HMRC is not given new powers to take money directly from bank accounts, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"The idea that taxes may have to rise because the taxman cannot enforce the rules is ludicrous. In the context of a trillion-pound debt mountain, the risks of ordinary taxpayers having their pockets wrongly picked by HMRC far outweighs the potential additional revenue."


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1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and now with 80,000 supporters, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, cut spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at

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