TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to reports that Jeremy Hunt will tell councils to cut diversity schemes

For immediate release

ding to reports that Jeremy Hunt will tell councils to cut diversity schemes, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers are sick of pumping in money to the diversity industry only to be told that their local authority is cash-strapped and council tax will have to be hiked

“The EDI industry has taken over the public sector with its pointless initiatives, schemes and pet projects and the chancellor is right to clamp down on this waste of time and cash. 

“Ministers should ditch the diversity demagogues right across the public sector and incorporate the necessary parts of their roles into existing jobs.”

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


Media Contact:

Elliot Keck
Head of Campaigns, 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 campaigning for an end to EDI roles in the public sector.
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