TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Boris Johnson’s speech

For immediate release   Responding to Boris Johnson’s speech to Conservative Party conference, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “We’re a long way away from the PM’s...

Working class voters turning on the Tories over tax and the cost of living

For immediate release   A poll for the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) in today’s Sunday Telegraph reveals how a growing cost of living crisis, including rising levels of tax, is set...

About the Taxpayers’ Alliance

We explain the benefits of a low tax economy and give taxpayers a voice in the corridors of power

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) was launched by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum in early 2004 to speak for ordinary taxpayers fed up with government waste, increasing taxation, and a lack of transparency in all levels of government.

No party was standing up for taxpayers and nearly all politicians were committed to bigger government, higher spending and secretive deals behind closed doors.

The TPA sought to challenge this status quo. The United States, Germany, France and Italy all had groups dedicated to defending taxpayers against new taxes, exposing waste and putting forward the case for spending restraint. The TPA was set up to ensure that British taxpayers were no longer ignored by politicians.

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