TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to figures on council tax in England

For immediate release


Responding to data released today showing rising levels of council tax in England, Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“These punishing hikes will hit residents hard. 

“Crushing council tax bills are the last thing taxpayers need as we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, which has put real pressure on household budgets. 

“The country needs every single council to get real and start tackling wasteful spending, by scrapping pointless pet projects and stopping top staff pay rises.” 

TPA spokesmen 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 has previously called on local authorities to stop recent council tax rises. 
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