TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to the Labour manifesto

For immediate release

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

“Taxpayers hoping for change from an ever-rising tax burden will be bitterly disappointed by a Labour manifesto that may rule out major tax rises, but leaves the door open to alternative ways of tapping up workers, families and businesses.

“With substantial spending commitments to pay for, a Keir Starmer government will inevitably be looking to find ways to dip deeper and deeper into the pockets of Brits, effectively guaranteeing years of further stagnation.

“No hikes to income tax, national insurance, and VAT is good news but, as the current government has shown, there are plenty of other ways to raid household budgets.

“If the Labour Party forms the next government, real change must mean reducing the tax burden, cutting wasteful spending, and delivering the economic growth we so desperately need.”

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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