Press releases

TPA Response to the 2018 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commenting on the 2018 Budget announcement, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “The chancellor was right that ‘ending austerity’ should not mean tax hikes, and mostly resisted the temptation to squeeze families and businesses for even more. “Increases in the personal allowance and higher... Read more...

TPA responds to Theresa May's Conference Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Theresa May's 2018 Conservative Party Conference Speech, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The Prime Minister has rightly talked a lot about creating opportunities and she passionately championed freedom and free markets in her speech, so let's hope that we see the government... Read more...

TPA Reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's Conference Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour Party Conference, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Corbyn's angry rant offered nothing to the hard-pressed, silent majority of taxpayers who want to be trusted to spend their own money and care for their children as they... Read more...

TPA responds to John McDonnell's speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Shadow Chancellor’s speech, John O’Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “John McDonnell's plans for higher taxes and more public ownership would mean abject misery for families and businesses. Taxes are already at their highest level in nearly half a century, and even more... Read more...

Response to Archbishop Welby's TUC Speech

In response to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s calls for cooperation between the Church of England and trade unions to ‘hold big companies to account’, James Price, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The TaxPayers’ Alliance has been holding the powerful to account for 15 years, fighting the burden of high... Read more...

TPA backs calls for tax cuts

Reacting to comments from Boris Johnson that the government should prioritise tax cuts, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: "It's refreshing to hear a politician advocating lower taxes for people and businesses, as well as scrapping the hated HS2.  As we approach Brexit, the UK has an exciting... Read more...

TPA reveals Public Sector Trade Union Rich List

For Immediate Release TPA reveals Public Sector Trade Union Rich List As TUC conference gets underway today, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) releases new research revealing that 31 public sector trade union leaders took home pay packets of at least £100,000 or more in 2017. In addition to these generous pay packets for union... Read more...

TPA: Government letting down self employed

Responding to the announcement that the government will not proceed with the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs), John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said:  “Millions of self-employed people in Britain who were promised lower and simpler taxes next year will be extremely disappointed by this... Read more...

TPA backs pay cut for NI Assembly Members

Commenting on the UK Government's decision to cut pay for Northern Irish Assembly Members, Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "The Northern Ireland Assembly has failed to form an executive, and as a result residents in Northern Ireland have experienced suboptimal public services because no ministers are... Read more...

Comment on Justin Welby's higher tax proposals

For immediate release Commenting on Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s proposals for higher taxes, James Price, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:"The Archbishop seems to have forgotten the command to ‘render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s’ and he should stick to his theological work."Calling... Read more...

Pensions Inequality

TPA reveal public sector workers retire on pensions three times larger than their private sector counterparts Amid the debate on public sector pay, this report shows that the real inequality is felt by private sector workers. Unfairly-generous public sector pensions are paid for by private sector workers, who would have... Read more...

Councils spent £4.5 million on cars for mayors

Councils spent £4.5 million on cars for mayors The results of a Freedom of Information request by the TaxPayers’ Alliance has revealed big spending on luxury vehicles for mayors and council chairmen. Local councils often claim that there is no more fat to trim, yet this new research suggests that millions could... Read more...