TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to CIPFA council tax survey

For immediate release


Responding to research from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) showing the average monthly council tax bill will rise by £65, Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Crushing council tax rises are yet another kick in the teeth for taxpayers.

“The cost of living crisis is causing catastrophe for households’ finances. The last thing residents need is an even bigger council tax bill. 

“Local authorities must do more to eradicate wasteful spending, deliver value for money and stop these huge hikes.”


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’s Town Hall Rich List 2021 report found that 2,802 local authority employees received over £100,000 in total remuneration in 2019-20, the highest level since 2013-14.

  4. TaxPayers’ Alliance analysis found that council tax has more than doubled in 20 years.

  5. TaxPayers’ Alliance analysis revealed the council tax burden discrepancy between less affluent areas and more wealthy areas.
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