TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to ONS recession figures

For immediate release


Commenting on today’s announcement from the ONS that the UK has officially fallen into recession, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"While this news won’t come as a surprise, taxpayers will want to hear how the government plans to tackle this unprecedented economic slump.

“Trying to tax our way out of this recession would be disastrous at a time when the public finances are in ruin and we face an onslaught of unemployment. 

"Now more than ever, we need measures like a cut in employers’ national insurance to ensure that we can protect jobs and grow our way out of this crisis.”


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


Media contact:

Harry Fone
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.
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