TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to the Conservative manifesto

For immediate release

Responding to the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“With the tax burden on course to hit an 80 year high, Brits of all ages are looking for concrete measures to get runaway spending under control and fundamentally reform the tax system to deliver the economic growth the country needs. Cuts to national insurance and changes to stamp duty will be welcome, but do not go far enough. 

“The harsh reality is that squeezed taxpayers cannot wait years to feel relief.

“Should the Conservatives manage to stay in office, they must focus on tackling the nation's growing debt, wasteful spending, record tax burden, and suffocating regulatory regime.”

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.
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