TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to reports about the future of inheritance tax

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Responding to reports that abolition of inheritance tax could be promised at the next election, John O’Connell chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers would applaud any government who ditched the death tax.

“Inheritance tax is unfair, unpopular and immoral and has a detrimental impact on economic decision making through an endless list of exemptions.

“Ministers should scrap this duty now, rather than using it as a potentially meaningless manifesto pledge.”


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.

  3. The TaxPayers’ Alliance have called for inheritance tax to be abolished as part of a move towards a Single Income Tax.

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