TaxPayers' Alliance responds to today's ONS figures

For immediate release


Responding to today's ONS figures, John O'Connell chief executive at the TaxPayers' Alliance said:

"The shocking size of this slump is yet another reminder of the dire economic circumstances we find ourselves in. 
"With the public finances in tatters and the country facing painful unemployment, trying to tax and spend our way out of this would be madness. Now is not the time for taxpayer austerity.

"Instead we urgently need to create a leaner, more efficient tax system to help Britain bounce back and give us growth, investment and jobs to spur on the recovery. "

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

Media contact:

Sam Packer
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


  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. In December 2019, the TaxPayers' Alliance released the tax burden rankings of post-war prime ministers.

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

  5. On 25 March, the TaxPayers' Alliance published a statement on the coronavirus emergency.
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