TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to health and social care levy announcement

For immediate release


Responding to the announcement of a health and social care levy, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Hardworking taxpayers will foot a punishing bill for the prime minister’s social care ploy.

“Despite claiming to share the burden, this hike will hit low-paid workers and struggling employers hardest, laying the groundwork for more demands for cash after the next election.

“The government should’ve settled on a fairer and more sustainable solution for fixing social care than forever ramping up national insurance rates.”


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



Media contact:

Harry Fone
Grassroots 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 found that accelerated automation in social care could save £5.9 billion annually.

  4. Research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance identified 1,034 tax rises under Conservative prime ministers since 2010.
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