TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Mel Stride’s remarks

For immediate release


Responding to Mel Stride’s remarks that workers returning to employment could mean a 2p cut to the basic rate of income tax, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Households are tired of empty promises on taxation. 

“While ministers are right to focus on getting people back into employment, they are responsible for the record tax burden which is the single biggest disincentive to work.

"If the government is serious about getting people back to work, they should get spending under control and use those savings to cut taxes.”


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.


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