TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of plans to hike taxes

For immediate release

Responding to reports of tax hikes as part of the coronavirus recovery plan, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"The government has a tough job on its hands in repairing the public finances, but increasing a 50-year high tax burden should not be a part of the plan.

"The government's help so far has been a lifeline for millions of families and thousands of small businesses, but taxpayers must also be protected in the recovery. 

“There must be a relentless focus on economic growth, and that should mean a strategic plan for tax cuts and simplification."


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

Media contact:

Sam Packer
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)

  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. As the country continues to battle the coronavirus crisis, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has called for council tax to be frozen and local authority spending to be focused on frontline health and social care services. You can view our full statement here.
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