TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to 1 in 5 town hall bosses warning of bankruptcies

Embargoed until 00:01, Wednesday 6th December


Responding to news that almost one in five council bosses fear they will have to issue a section 114 notice this year or next, Elliot Keck, head of campaigns of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“It’s not the season to be jolly for taxpayers worried about their council’s perilous finances. 

“Where local authorities have already gone bankrupt, residents have had to pick up the pieces through back breaking council tax rises and cuts to local services.

“Town hall bosses must urgently redouble efforts towards reducing inefficiencies, cutting waste  and ensuring precious funds are focused on protecting the services residents rely on.”


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

Media contact:

Conor Holohan
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 Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that almost one in five council leaders and chief executives in England think it is very likely or fairly likely that they will have to issue a section 114 notice this year or next
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