Press releases

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...

New TaxPayers' Alliance tool lets you Play the Chancellor

For immediate release As the new Chancellor puts the finishing touches to his first Budget, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) has released a new tool to help those wanting to lower taxes. The TPA tool allows politicians, commentators, journalists and over-burdened taxpayers the chance to play Chancellor with the click of a... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to NAO report on HS2

Embargoed: 00:01 24th January 2020 Commenting on the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the costs of HS2, Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "These findings come as no surprise to those who have long been saying that HS2 is coming off the rails.  "Clearly costs... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to the Oakervee Review into HS2

For immediate release Responding to the review's recommendation that the HS2 project continue, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:  "Being forced to come clean on the real financial and political costs of HS2 should be the final nail in the coffin for this white elephant. "Pressing ahead with the... Read more...

Nanny State Rich List 2020

TaxPayers' Alliance reveals nanny state mandarins' massive pay packets Embargoed: 00:01 Sunday 05 January The TaxPayers' Alliance today releases the Nanny State Rich List, which reveals the remarkable scale of the rewards enjoyed by public health officials in the United Kingdom.  The extent of nanny state interference in day-to-day life... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance respond to DUP manifesto

TaxPayers’ Alliance hails DUP proposal to abolish the TV tax For immediate release Responding to the release of the DUP manifesto, TaxPayers’ Alliance political director James Roberts, said:  "The DUP’s promise to back tax cuts will be welcomed by taxpayers, though their spending suggestions for the province won’t come cheap. “It’s refreshing... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to Conservative Party manifesto launch

TaxPayers’ Alliance hails triple lock tax freeze but warns against joining the spending arms race For immediate release Responding to the release of the Conservative manifesto, TaxPayers’ Alliance chief executive John O’Connell, said:  “Welcome cuts to employees’ and employers’ national insurance, as well as business rates, confirm the Conservatives have heeded... Read more...

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