TaxPayers' Alliance responds to Brexit Party 'contract' launch

An online sales tax would hurt those struggling with the cost of living, says TaxPayers' Alliance  

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Responding to the launch of the Brexit Party 'contract', John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Whether or not they call it a manifesto, some of the policies announced by the Brexit Party are eminently sensible and would go some way to easing the burden on typical taxpayers.

"The commitment to scrap the outdated licence fee, the scandalous HS2 and the immoral inheritance tax will all be welcomed by those want lower taxes and better services. Proposals to replace business rates and reduce corporation tax could also boost business.

"But it's not all good. The Brexit Party is dead wrong to push for an online sales tax, which is no way to help struggling high streets. The proposed new tax would raise consumer costs and limit choice for those who struggle with the cost of living."  


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  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, and now with 80,000 supporters, 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. In landmark polling released in November 2019, the TaxPayers’ Alliance found that there was widespread public support for tax cuts, and C2DE voters more than twice as likely as ABC1 voters to back cutting corporation tax to 12.5 per cent, the same level as Ireland’s. The polling was conducted for the TaxPayers' Alliance by Public First Ltd. Total sample size was 4,004 with fieldwork between 26 - 30 July 2019. 
  4. In November 2018, the TaxPayers' Alliance launched the Great British Transport competition, which asked for alternative transport infrastructure project proposals to HS2. Winners were announced in May 2019. 
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