TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to ‘Tax Day’ changes

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Responding to measures announced on ‘Tax Day’ to cut inheritance tax red tape, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Minimising the red tape faced by grieving families is the right step.

“Limiting paperwork is long overdue, but inheritance tax remains deeply unfair and unpopular. There is nothing gloomier than taxing death. 

“The best way to simplify the system would be to abolish this death tax and show a more compassionate attitude towards the bereaved.”



Responding to measures announced on ‘Tax Day’ to consult on changes to air passenger duty, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Opening the door to domestic air passenger duty cuts is welcome news. 

“Flyers need tax cuts to make travel as cheap as possible and help our battered airlines industry, for both home flights and much-anticipated holidays overseas.

“Simplifying or outright abolishing airfare taxes would be the perfect way to help post-pandemic Britain really take off.” 



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 have called for inheritance tax to be abolished or the threshold to be raised to £1 million, saving at least around 25,000 families from paying the tax a year.

  4. The TaxPayers’ Alliance have produced an Air Passenger Duty briefing note.
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