TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to proposed national insurance increase

For immediate release


Responding to a proposed one percentage point rise in national insurance to fund social care, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Funding social care requires a more sustainable solution than simply whacking up taxes on working people and businesses.

“What’s more, when politicians earmark tax proceeds for specific items of spending, it is usually smoke and mirrors. National insurance itself is little more than just another income tax, with receipts used for day-to-day spending and quite often wasted.

“The government should rethink this assault on taxpayers and look for a long term funding model.”



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 found that accelerated automation in social care could save £5.9 billion annually.
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