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Responding to the news that councils in England will receive an additional £1.6 billion in central government funding, Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:
"While emergency cash may be needed, local authorities should be held to account for how they are spending the billions they already have.
"The coronavirus crisis makes it more crucial than ever to fund frontline public health and social care services, but dipping further into taxpayers' pockets is not a sustainable solution.
“The country needs every council to cut out waste and prioritise key services, so that planned council tax rises can be scrapped for households already feeling the financial squeeze."
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- 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 www.taxpayersalliance.com.
- TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.
- The TaxPayers' Alliance recently released the thirteenth edition of Town Hall Rich List. The only comprehensive list of its kind with a council-by-council breakdown of local government executive pay deals.
- As the country continues to battle the coronavirus crisis, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has called for council tax to be frozen and local authority spending to be focused on frontline health and social care services. You can read our full statement here.