TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to reports of Surrey Heath’s financial struggles

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Responding to reports that Surrey Heath may be facing effective bankruptcy in the next two years, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Local residents will fear that the council’s financial recklessness will lead to tax rises and service cuts.

“Time and time again town hall bosses play monopoly with taxpayers’ cash only to walk away with a pay day when it all goes wrong, as residents are left to pick up the pieces. 

“Town hall bosses should focus on key service delivery and leave property speculation to the professionals.”


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. LBC reported that Surrey Heath may face bankruptcy within two years. 
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