TPA responds to Committee report on social care funding

Commenting on the report out today by the Housing, Communities and Local Government and Health and Social Care Committees, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said:

"The tax burden is about to hit a 50 year high so families and entrepreneurs won't want to hear yet another call from politicians for targeted tax hikes. Simpler, lower taxes will allow the economy to flourish and tend to increase revenues, so it's simply lazy thinking to call for tax hikes.

"Properly funding social care into the long term is crucial so suggestions to set up an insurance fund are interesting and should be explored. Our broken system can no longer do the job of paying for 21st century healthcare. We aren't unique in providing universal coverage, so it's time we got serious and looked at more successful European set-ups for some answers.

"In the short term, the government should resist getting into a bidding war with socialists on public services. Taxpayers would rather see an axe taken to overseas aid and HS2 scrapped to pay for healthcare, and these options must be on the table in the run up to the Budget."

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

Media contact:

Chloe Westley
Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to Editors

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, and now with 80,000 supporters, 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.
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