TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to £5.5 billion increase in the tax take

For immediate release


Responding to the Office for National Statistics’s (ONS) Public Sector Finances April 2022, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“These figures lay bare the economic headroom to support Brits struggling with a cost of living crisis.

“Taxpayers are crying out for immediate action, and the increasing tax take gives the chancellor the opportunity to press ahead with much needed tax cuts.

“If the government wants to boost growth and help households, they can deliver both right now by bringing forward the planned income tax cut.”


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.
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