Press releases

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...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to Brexit Party 'contract' launch

An online sales tax would hurt those struggling with the cost of living, says TaxPayers' Alliance    For immediate release Responding to the launch of the Brexit Party 'contract', John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Whether or not they call it a manifesto, some of the policies announced by... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to Labour manifesto launch

TaxPayers' Alliance say trapping typical taxpayers in a life of state dependency and placing huge tax bills on the unborn is “morally repugnant” For immediate release Responding to the launch of the Labour manifesto, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: “This manifesto shows that many politicians either do not... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance says some Lib Dem ideas straight from cloud cuckoo land

For immediate release Responding to the launch of the Liberal Democrat manifesto, James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "While the Lib Dems should be applauded for at least attempting to balance the books, some of these ideas are straight from cloud cuckoo land.  “The commitment to reducing our... Read more...

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