TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to BBC annual report

For immediate release


Responding to the news that BBC star and executive pay packets have reduced, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Despite it being the first year of pensioners paying the TV tax, the Beeb’s top salaries have barely budged.

"These pay packets are taken from the pockets of hard-up pensioners and struggling taxpayers, who are fed up with the licence fee. 

"Auntie may be moving in the right direction, but it’s high time we axed the TV tax and stopped taxpayers’ money going to these media millionaires."


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 has launched the Axe the Tax campaign, calling for an end to the television licence fee.
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