TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to cost of living support measures

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Responding to the chancellor’s cost of living support measures, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"This cost of living bailout is little more than the government taking with one hand and giving with the other.

"Taxes are the single biggest bill families face and these huge handouts will see politicians hoovering up the incomes of struggling taxpayers, creating a cost of government crisis.

“If the chancellor wants to boost growth and help households, he can deliver both right now by bringing forward the planned income tax cut and slashing costly levies on energy bills.”



Responding to the chancellor’s windfall tax, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"It's understandable that politicians want to support households struggling thanks to soaring energy prices, but a windfall tax is not the answer.

“Taxpayers need the country back on its feet, and arbitrary new taxes make the UK an unsafe investment bet long into the future.

“Instead of taking potshots at businesses, the chancellor should reduce the burden of regulations and green subsidies that push up the price of energy.”



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 called on the government to bring forward the income tax cut in their response to the Queen’s Speech.
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