TaxPayers’ Alliance responds Channel 4 privatisation

For immediate release


Responding to the news that Channel Four is to be sold by the government, Darwin Friend, policy analyst at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“It’s about time that Channel 4 was expected to stand on its own two feet. 

“Selling it off will benefit not just viewers but the broadcaster itself, which can become a truly independent and competitive station.

“The channel is already operating on its own agenda, so it’s logical to go one step further and lift the remaining liability on taxpayers.”


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


Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
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) 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 found that selling Channel 4 could bring in up to £5 billion in revenues.
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