TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to reports that government borrowing is lower than expected

For immediate release


Responding to findings from the Office of Budget Responsibility that the UK government borrowed £5 billion less than expected in the year to December, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers will be encouraged to hear that there are billions in the bank.

“But it will mean little to ordinary households if this headroom isn’t used to ease the record high tax burden that has been imposed on taxpayers.

 “The Chancellor needs to seize this opportunity and push for an income tax cut, putting more money back where it belongs – in the pockets of hardworking Brits.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Joanna Marchong
Investigations 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 is running a campaign to cut income tax.
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