Press releases

Taxpayers will fork out £6.3 billion in Christmas taxes this year

Taxpayers will fork out £6.3 billion in Christmas taxes this year As millions of Brits hit the shops today, research shows how the treasury rakes in billions in Christmas taxes These taxes add an extra 18% to the cost of Christmas, as the taxman squeezes every penny from families  This Christmas, a UK... Read more...

Nanny state approved Christmas lunch

Nanny state approved Christmas lunch This year Public Health England has spent over £40 million of taxpayers money telling Brits what they can and cannot eat, drink and do in their leisure time. Using these warnings and guidelines, the TaxPayers' Alliance has calculated what a public health puritan approved Christmas lunch would look like. Following... Read more...

NHS prescribing biscuits

NHS prescribing biscuits, pasta and shampoo As the NHS struggles to meet emergency care and diagnosis targets this winter, the TaxPayers' Alliance have revealed that many doctors are prescribing patients with basic items such as gluten-free biscuits, pasta and anti-dandruff shampoo.Many of these items, which have been prescribed by GPs in England, are already... Read more...

Nationalisation would be a real rail rip-off

As the debate around 'renationalising' the railways continues, and rail fares are due to increase yet again, a new report from the TaxPayers' Alliance shows that privatisation has actually been a good thing for commuters in the UK. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PAPER. Despite claims about how poor... Read more...

Scrap HS2 to pay for Brexit bill

TPA: 'Scrap HS2 to pay for Brexit Bill' Responding to reports that Britain is set to pay a Brexit Bill, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: “While it's good news that there is progress in negotiations with the EU, we have to remember that this bill will be paid for... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to the Budget

  For Immediate Release TaxPayers' Alliance responds to the Budget Responding to the budget statement given by the chancellor of the exchequer, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:"While the budget reduced tax overall, we are still on course for the biggest tax burden since 1969. Economic forecasts are of... Read more...

Chancellor would be wrong to increase 'tax on responsibility'

  Embargoed until Wednesday 15th November at 00:01 Chancellor would be wrong to increase ‘tax on responsibility’ Insurance premium tax (IPT) has already doubled in two years, from 6 per cent to 12 per cent. This cost will be paid by those consumers who are doing the responsible thingby buying insurance. The chancellor is... Read more...

Beer duty hike would hit industry investment

  Embargoed until Tuesday 14th November at 00:01 Beer duty hike would hit industry investment The beer industry in the UK has invested billions more since the beer duty escalator was scrapped in 2013. Investment in 2016 was £1.96 billion, which is £800 million more than in 2013. 2013 was the year when the... Read more...

Beer duty hike would case thousands of job losses

Embargoed until Saturday 4th November at 00:01 Beer duty hike would cause thousands of job losses The beer industry provides nearly 900,000 jobs to the UK. It also contributes £23bn annually to the UK economy. The sector employs high numbers of young people and those in regions with relatively high levels of unemployment. Beer accounts for 70... Read more...