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TaxPayers' Alliance responds to the Queen's Speech
, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance
, gave the following reaction to this morning’s Queen's Speech:
"It is great news that the Government has shelved plans for some of the cumbersome new regulations and expensive spending commitments that were rumoured before this Queen’s Speech.
"Sadly they are still planning enormous increases in the amount of money taken from British families and spent on often wasteful and corrupt foreign aid projects, but at least they are not writing that mistake in law. They are also pressing ahead with their great vanity project, a high speed rail line which is poor value compared to more affordable alternatives, but there is still time to reconsider that white elephant as well.The energy reforms are ambitious but misguided and will do nothing about the draconian targets and stealth taxes that are the real problem for consumers.
"Despite some important progress in this speech, ministers still have a lot of work to do if they really want to ease the enormous pressure on family budgets and create the simpler, fairer and more competitive tax system that they claim to be trying to achieve.
TaxPayers' Alliance spokesmen are available for broadcast interviews and further comment on the Queen's Speech