TaxPayers’ Alliance calls out “silly supermarket snobbery” on obesity measures

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Responding to reports of new government obesity measures such as banning in-store promotions, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 

"Hard-pressed hungry shoppers don’t need Boris piling on the pounds to their weekly food bill. 

"Ministers are telling taxpayers to 'eat out to help out' the economy, but also want to abolish the kind of price promotions which keep costs down and make everyday food affordable for millions. 

"If it wants people to be out shopping, providing for their families and keeping the economy afloat, the government needs to stop this silly supermarket snobbery." 

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

Media contact:

Harry Fone
Media 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) fights to reform taxes, reduce spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. TaxPayers’ Alliance research has shown the poorest households already pay almost half their income in tax
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