TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to ONS employment figures

For immediate release


Responding to today’s employment figures from the Office for National Statistics, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers have been left doing the heavy lifting off the back of the covid crisis.

“Public sector job growth and the ongoing furlough scheme are no substitute for the terrible unemployment we now see in struggling sectors like hospitality.

“The government needs to focus on getting people back to work and stimulating economic growth by committing to tax cuts, eliminating red tape and supporting taxpayers and businesses.”

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) 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 has called for the government to extend the 5 per cent VAT reduction until April 2023, and include alcoholic drinks.

  4. The TaxPayers’ Alliance have published a full analysis of today’s figures here.
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