TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of plans to delay packaging tax

For immediate release

Responding to reports of the government planning to delay the implementation of a packaging tax (extended producer responsibility), John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 

“The government is right to look again at the wrapper tax.  

“It will hit the poorest households by hiking up the cost of everyday essentials, right at the moment when a cost of living crisis is already squeezing budgets.  

“Ministers would be better off scrapping this levy entirely.”

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. TPA research has previously found that this levy could add an extra £96 to the household cost of living.
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