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Commenting on reports that the chancellor is planning a tax raid to pay for the coronavirus response, John O’Connell chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“Punishing tax hikes are the exact opposite of what Britain needs, and Rishi must rule them out.
“After the monumental national effort to get the country through the crisis, tax increases would mean brutal taxpayer austerity and only serve to kick the private sector while it is down.
“Instead ministers must look at their own budgets and aim to save before they spend, in order to get the public finances back in shape."
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- In today’s Sunday Telegraph, John O’Connell lays out ways for the government to save £15bn and kick-start the economy.