Press releases

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...

TPA says rail fares freeze would be wrong, ahead of RPI announcement

Ahead of tomorrow’s release of July’s RPI figures, and the subsequent expected rail fare announcement, James Price, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:“It would be wrong to announce any kind of rail fares freeze, as it would hurt both rail users as well as all taxpayers who subsidise rail in... Read more...

New Tech Tax would punish poor

Responding to the news that Philip Hammond is considering 'Amazon tax' for online retailers, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said:  "It would be wrong to introduce new taxes when the current tax burden is already at a 49-year high and growth is sluggish. What's more, the notion of a... Read more...

TPA responds to Committee report on social care funding

TPA responds to Committee report on social care funding   Commenting on the report out today by the Housing, Communities and Local Government and Health and Social Care Committees, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "The tax burden is about to hit a 50 year high so... Read more...