TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to the UK emerging from recession

For immediate release

Responding to GDP figures showing the UK has officially emerged from a recession, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The return to growth is a rare piece of good news for taxpayers, who have had little to smile about recently.

“But while commentators talk of a mild recession, for households it’s been anything but as they have struggled with persistent inflation and a record high tax burden that is delivering little in the way of quality public services.

“Ministers should use this welcome boost to deliver further tax cuts for families and businesses to ensure these figures are felt in people’s pockets and not just recorded in official statistics.”

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

Media contact:

Elliot Keck
Head of Campaigns, 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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