TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to big promises from “Boris the Builder”

For immediate release


Responding to the prime minister’s speech on re-building the economy post pandemic, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 


“Boris the Builder is promising to fix it, but jobs and investment won’t come from spending splurges alone. 

“The PM’s promises on planning reform and slashing red tape were very welcome, but we need structural change and tax transformation to guarantee jobs and investment, not just spending splurges on pet projects. Racking up future debts from pork barrel politics simply means taxpayer austerity down the line. 

“More than ever, the whole country needs damaging taxes slashed and ruinous regulations axed to unleash the dynamic commercial spirit the prime minister called for."


TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via: 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Sam Packer
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, reduce spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TPA recently released a series of tax proposals to help the economy emerge from the coronavirus crisis.

  4. The TPA also proposed 20 regulatory reforms to cut red tape and set homes and high streets free.

  5. On 25 March, the TaxPayers' Alliance published a statement on the coronavirus emergency.
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