TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to chancellor’s emergency statement

For immediate release


Responding to the emergency statement by the new chancellor, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The light at the end of the economic tunnel has now been extinguished by this chancellor.

“Millions of hard-hit households who were desperate for an income tax cut are now facing many more months of financial misery.

“To get a grip on this crisis, the government needs to lay out a serious plan for necessary spending reductions, including means-testing energy support measures.”


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

Media contact:

Elliot Keck
Investigations 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 previously called on the government to spell out realistic plans to get the cost of government crisis under control.
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