STUNT: TaxPayers’ Alliance takes income tax campaign right to the Treasury

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Campaigners from the Taxpayers’ Alliance are urging the chancellor to cut income tax at the upcoming budget. 

The TPA team protested outside of the HM Treasury building holding a banner that read “ Give taxpayers a break!” 


According to new research by the Taxpayers’ Alliance, since 2010 the number of people paying income tax rose from 31 million to 35.5 million, an increase of 4.5 million. Of that number, an additional 1.7 million people are paying the basic rate of income tax. 

The TPA are calling for thresholds to be unfrozen and for the basic rate to be reduced from 20p to 19p and are running a petition as part of the campaign.




Joanna Marchong, investigations campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers across the UK are begging for relief to come soon.

“Since thresholds have been frozen millions more have been dragged into higher rates of income tax. 

“The chancellor must take action at the budget and provide the income tax cut Brits deserve.” .


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:


Joanna Marchong
Investigations Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The Taxpayers’ Alliance is campaigning to cut income tax.
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