TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Keir Starmer’s speech

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Responding to Keir Starmer’s speech to the Labour Party conference, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The opposition leader is absolutely right to call out wasted millions, but announcing further spending promises will only create more of the same.

“The last thing families feeling the squeeze need is even higher tax rates in the face of a deep recession and the highest tax burden in 50 years.

“The best way to help out hard-working people in every region of the country is to reduce taxes and regulation to get the economy growing again.”



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) fights to reform taxes, reduce spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers' Alliance recently released a series of tax proposals to help the economy emerge from the coronavirus crisis.

  4. The TPA also proposed 20 regulatory reforms to cut red tape and set homes and high streets free.

  5. The TPA has campaigned to align national insurance and income tax, streamlining the tax system and saving workers hundreds of pounds each year.
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