Press releases

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to HS2 costs soaring to over £66 billion

For immediate release   Responding to figures confirmed by the HS2 executive chairman of HS2 costs soaring to over £66 billion, Joanna Marchong, investigations campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “The continued soaring costs of HS2 are a slap in the face for taxpayers. “Even with the termination of... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to London Underground strikes

For immediate release   Responding to an upcoming week of London Underground strikes conducted by RMT, Darwin Friend, research director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “Londoners will be seething at a week of severe commuter disruption. “With TfL overseeing an already bloated pay-bill, hard-pressed taxpayers are bound to wonder how... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Sir Keir Starmer’s speech

For immediate release   Responding to Sir Keir Starmer’s speech marking four years since the 2019 election, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “Starmer is right to talk of a hard road ahead, given the tax burden is still heading for a record high. “Households are paying... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Rishi Sunak arriving at COP28

For immediate release   Responding to Rishi Sunak arriving at COP28, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “The interests of the global quangocracy are not the same as the interests of British taxpayers. “Too often these international conferences end up as little more than hideously expensive meet-and-greets... Read more...

Revealed: The gold plated pensions of top civil servants

Embargo: 00:01 Tuesday 28th November New research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has revealed that in 2022-23, 20 leading civil servants who run UK government departments had an average pension pot of £1.1 million. Combined, these pension pots were worth £21 million. Of these, ten had pension pots worth more... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to the autumn statement

For immediate release   Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “This was a mixed bag of an autumn statement with good and bad news for taxpayers.  “Cuts to taxes for businesses and workers will be warmly welcomed, but the fiscal drag... Read more...

GRASSROOTS WIN: Arundel bed and breakfast to be scrapped

For immediate release   The project to build a luxury bed and breakfast in River Road in Arundel is to be abandoned, following a meeting of the Economy Committee at Arun District Council last night, in a significant grassroots win for the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA). The TPA visited Arundel on... Read more...

Funding of global quangos equal to 1p cut in income tax

For immediate release   The amount the UK government spends on global quangos could cover a 1p cut to the basic rate of income tax. The Global Quangos Uncovered Factbook released today by the TaxPayers' Alliance has revealed that global quangos received £85 billion from the UK government between 2009... Read more...

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