TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to £10 billion per year spending black hole

For immediate release


Responding to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s latest fiscal risks report released today, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“These numbers are a wake-up call of the fiscal pressures facing us as we emerge from the pandemic. 

“It’s clear the economy has been battered by covid and left us a £10 billion black hole each year to add to our already 60 year high debt level.

“The government must get a grip on spending and bring our astronomical debt levels down.”

TPA spokesmen 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 the real national debt will reach £9.6 trillion this year.
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