Press releases

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to new “unringfenced” funding package

For immediate release   Commenting on the further funding package for local councils announced by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “This endless flow of uncontrolled cash to cack-handed councils is likely to see millions more... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to big promises from “Boris the Builder”

For immediate release   Responding to the prime minister’s speech on re-building the economy post pandemic, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:    “Boris the Builder is promising to fix it, but jobs and investment won’t come from spending splurges alone.  “The PM’s promises on planning reform and... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to announced merger of DfID into the FCO

For immediate release   Commenting on the announced merger of the Department for International Development into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "This shift is good news for taxpayers, but it's crucial that the end result is less of their money being... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to today's ONS figures

For immediate release   Responding to today's ONS figures, John O'Connell chief executive at the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "The shocking size of this slump is yet another reminder of the dire economic circumstances we find ourselves in.    "With the public finances in tatters and the country facing painful unemployment,... Read more...

Over 500 TfL staff earned more than £100,000 despite £1.6bn taxpayer bailout

Embargoed: 00:01 Tuesday 9 June   The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) today reveals its City Hall Rich List 2020, detailing hundreds of transport bosses earning more than £100,000 in pay, bonuses and benefits last year.In total, 654 staff employed by the Greater London Authority and its subsidiary bodies (Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police, the London... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of tax and regulation stimulus package

For immediate release   Responding to reports of a tax and regulation stimulus package, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:"Taxpayers and businesses experiencing severe economic uncertainty will be heartened to hear that a recovery plan looks set to focus on tax cuts and deregulation.It's vital that the government... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to the announcement of the new BBC director general

For immediate release Responding to the announcement of the new BBC director general, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:“Continuing the long line of establishment BBC bosses suggests the Beeb have tuned out the concerns of licence-fee payers.“Commercial experience from the new director general is unlikely to turn... Read more...

One in five universities pay for vice-chancellors' gas-guzzlers

Embargoed 00:01 Thursday 28 May  At a time of student anger over poor value for money, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) today reveals that 29 British universities (roughly 1 in 5) spent £702,057 on vehicles for vice-chancellors or their equivalents between 2016 and 2019. Some of the vice-chancellors provided with cars received total annual... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of plans to hike taxes

For immediate release Responding to reports of tax hikes as part of the coronavirus recovery plan, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The government has a tough job on its hands in repairing the public finances, but increasing a 50-year high tax burden should not be a... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals £15 million of anti-eco Whitehall waste

Embargoed 00:01 Sunday 12 April  Research from the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) shows that since 2014 Whitehall departments have spent £15,383,904 of taxpayers' money on environmentally damaging waste.Freedom of information requests from last year, before the coronavirus crisis, reveal regular practices of unnecessarily using heating during the summer months, and taking taxis... Read more...

BBC wrong to suggest broadband tax, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

For immediate release   Responding to the BBC's suggestion that a broadband tax could be introduced, James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "With the nation stuck at home, making use of our broadband, the Beeb's spotted an opportunity to slap a TV tax on the internet. "Not... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance sets out coronavirus response policy recommendations

For immediate release   Today, the TaxPayers' Alliance lays out three bold new policies to build on the extraordinary but justifable government response to the coronavirus.In a statement from our chairman and chief executive, the TaxPayers' Alliance has responded to the intervention undertaken by the government to tackle the Covid-19... Read more...

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