TPA responds to Budget speculation and potential tax rises

For immediate release


Responding to Labour’s call for no tax rises in the March budget, and plans for a tax raid on online retailers, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Virtually everyone in Britain - from small businesses to the shadow chancellor - is now warning against any immediate tax hikes.

“Taxpayers can tell that raising rates and singling out successful retailers will snuff out any chance of a post-covid recovery, and want Rishi to focus on getting Britain bouncing back.

“The chancellor should take heed and use his budget to give families and businesses a respite from taxes, offer a rescue for struggling sectors and look to revive jobs and investment in the economy.”

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


Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media 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.

  3. TaxPayers’ Alliance research has shown that the sustained tax burden is at a 70 year high.

  4. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has previously released an online sales tax briefing.
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