TPA to campaign against Sugar Tax plans

The TaxPayers' Alliance bring their campaign against plans for a so-called "Sugar Tax" to Cardiff tomorrow (Saturday).

TaxPayers' Alliance supporters will attend the Cardiff Festival and protest against the unfair plans to introduce a tax on fizzy drinks, handing out leaflets as well as the very item the law is intended to discourage consumption of - a fizzy drink.

Full details of the "Action Day" can be found in the Notes to Editors.

Lee Canning, Taxpayers' Alliance Wales Coordinator, will say:

"As with all consumption taxes, this proposed tax would be deeply regressive and hit those on lower incomes the hardest. A sugar tax would hike the cost of living for millions of people. It would only add to the horrendous burden placed upon hard-pressed taxpayers that comes from too-high taxes on food and alcohol.

"Politicians have to resist the urge to use taxpayers as nothing more than a cash cow prime to be milked."

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

Media contacts

Lee Canning
Wales Coordinator
[email protected]
07749 100208

Notes to editors

1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and now with 80,000 supporters, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, cut spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at

2. TPA activists will be campaigning on The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 2EP on Saturday 9th August from 12:30 - 13:30. 
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