TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to revoking of public sector exit payment cap

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Responding to the public sector exit payment cap being revoked, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:

“Having delayed it for five years, mandarins managed just three months without tapping up taxpayers for six-figure payouts.

"Unless the rules are urgently replaced, private sector workers who have faced a year of unprecedented hardship will once again be forced to foot the bill for golden goodbyes.

“Ministers must commit to bringing back this cap, sticking to their manifesto commitments and ensuring taxpayers aren't once again fleeced by pampered public sector bosses."


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

Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
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. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has long campaigned for the exit payment cap to come into effect, including securing the commitment in the 2015 Conservative Party manifesto. 
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