TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to possible new carbon taxes

For immediate release


Responding to reports of new carbon taxes on meat, cheese and gas heating, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“New eco taxes would leave slim pickings for struggling families, who rely on cheap energy and food to heat their homes and put dinner on the table. 

“With the highest tax levels in 70 years, taxpayers have already had their belts tightened.

“Ministers must ease the burden on Brits before any green tax hikes.”


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. TaxPayers’ Alliance research has shown the poorest households already pay almost half their income in tax.

  4. The TaxPayers’ Alliance have shown that the sustained tax burden is at a 70 year high.
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