TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Liz Truss’ war on waste

Embargoed: 22:30 Monday 1 August 2022


Responding to Liz Truss’ announcement of a war on waste, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“It’s long past time that politicians committed to a proper war on waste. 

“Liz Truss is right to pick up these policies which will scrap diversity demagogues, tackle militant unions and limit public sector perks, all of which will be welcomed by hard-pressed households.

“Taxpayers will be watching to see that these welcome words are put into action, whoever wins the Tory leadership.”


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

Media contact:

Elliot Keck
Investigations 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. All of these policies have previously been proposed by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.

  4. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has produced research showing that regional pay bargaining could save the taxpayer £8.8 billion per year.

  5. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has recommended expanding the number of civil servants to be moved out of London.

  6. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has campaigned for caps on trade union facility time, supported by over 60 MPs.

  7. The TaxPayers’ Alliance called for a limit on public sector annual leave to bring it in line with private sector annual leave.
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