Reacting to the Chancellor's announcement at the G20 meeting in Shanghai that further spending reductions may feature in March's budget, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"We have known for a while that further spending reductions were going to be essential in order to put the public finances back in order. It was complacent to slow down the pace of savings at the last Spending Review and spend money the Treasury didn't have.
Tough action is needed to balance the nation's books and ease the burden on current and future taxpayers. The Budget is the right moment to set a path for the country to live within taxpayers' means."
In March 2015, the TaxPayers' Alliance published the Spending Plan, the most comprehensive guide to reducing public spending and rethinking the structure of government.
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