TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to IFS’s forecast that taxes will reach 37 per cent of national income

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Responding to predictions that taxes will amount to 37 per cent of national income by the next election, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“With taxes heading for an all-time record, the direction of travel is bleak for hard-pressed households. 

“Taxpayers are being bled dry to fund an unprecedented cost of government crisis, and there seems to be little hope of respite.

“Ministers must get serious on spending to give struggling Brits a break and reverse this grim trajectory.”


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

Media contact:

Conor Holohan
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. Last year the TPA revealed that high taxes were costing £25,000 per person in direct taxes and lost growth.

  4. In 2021, the TPA revealed one thousand Tory tax hikes in ten years.

  5. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says this has been the biggest tax-raising parliament since records began, pushing UK tax revenues to historically high levels.
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