Don't kick corporation tax cuts into the long grass, says TaxPayers' Alliance

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Responding to the announcement that corporation tax cuts will be delayed, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"The decision to can the corporation tax cut is another sign that the public's desire for lower taxes is being ignored by the country's political leaders.

"After promising early noises on cuts to the jobs tax, it's disappointing to see a slowdown to cuts in corporation tax, especially given that our recent polling shows that most of the public want it reduced to the same rate as Ireland's.

"In order to boost the economy, pay for first-class public services and put money into the pockets of taxpayers, the leaders of the parties ought to be committing to cutting the tax burden immediately, not kicking the cuts into the long grass.”


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Media contact:

James Roberts
Political Director, TaxPayers' Alliance
james.roberts@taxpayersalliance.com
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, and now with 80,000 supporters, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, reduce spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at www.taxpayersalliance.com.
  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.
  3. In landmark polling the TaxPayers' Alliance found that respondents supported a cut in corporation tax, with C2DE voters more than twice as likely as ABC1 voters to back cutting corporation tax to 12.5 per cent, the same level as Ireland’s.