TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to shadow chancellor’s speech

For immediate release


Responding to the shadow chancellor’s speech to the Labour Party conference, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“It’s refreshing to hear the shadow chancellor take a stand on cavalier government spending splurges.

“Endless treasury schemes and failed PPE contracts have cost hard-pressed taxpayers billions, but alternative expenditure is not the answer. We simply cannot spend our way back to fiscal normality. 

“The best way to recover jobs, retrain workers and rebuild business is to reduce taxes and regulation to get the economy growing once again.”


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) fights to reform taxes, reduce spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers' Alliance recently released a series of tax proposals to help the economy emerge from the coronavirus crisis.

  4. The TPA also proposed 20 regulatory reforms to cut red tape and set homes and high streets free.
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