TaxPayers’ Alliance announces changes as it launches major grassroots initiative

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) is today announcing that Jonathan Isaby, the TPA’s serving Chief Executive, is leaving to take up the post of Editor of the soon-to-be launched Taking his place as Chief Executive of the TPA will be John O’Connell, who has been with the TPA since 2009.

As part of the new structure, John and the TPA’s Chairman and Co-Founder, Andrew Allum, are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Banks as Campaign Manager (Grassroots), who will oversee further growth of the campaign group’s grassroots efforts. After scoring dozens of policy victories, the TPA will be unveiling a series of campaigns across the country to grow its band of 80,000 supporters.

Commenting on the changes, the TPA’s Chairman and Co-Founder, Andrew Allum, said:

“Jonathan leaves the TPA in an extremely strong position. Under his watch, those who spend the money earned by hard-pressed families now must ask themselves 'what would the TaxPayers’ Alliance say?' before they sign off any spending decision. I would like to thank Jonathan for his leadership and successful campaigning while with the TPA and I wish him every success as he joins Matthew Elliott at a new organisation promoting a positive vision of Britain after Brexit.“Now is the right time to redouble the TPA’s campaigning efforts in the UK’s high streets alongside our on-going work to root out government waste and bring down the overall tax burden. I’m delighted that John O'Connell will lead this fight.”

John O’Connell, the TPA’s new Chief Executive, said:

“I’m delighted to take over as Chief Executive of the TPA at such an exciting time for the organisation, and indeed for the country. There is a golden opportunity for the new Chancellor to embrace lower, simpler taxes alongside a programme of strategic supply-side reforms to kick-start growth and ease the burden on taxpayers, and we fully intend to make that case in the run up to the Autumn Statement and beyond. What’s equally important is to take our message beyond Westminster to the millions of taxpayers who are fed up with their money being wasted and their sky-high tax bills.”