TaxPayers’ Alliance: Still more tax cuts needed

Chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance Matthew Elliott comments on the autumn statement 2011:

"There is some good news for taxpayers in the autumn statement, but over time the government still needs to do more to deliver lower and simpler taxes. If tax remains the heavy and uncomfortable burden it is today, growth will stay disappointing. Motorists will be grateful for a better deal as they have been overtaxed for years, although they will need to remain vigilant with a big hike still scheduled for next August. And it is right that the government keeps pay for public sector workers under control, as they currently get a much more generous deal than those in the private sector. The autumn statement was a reasonable start in reacting to the huge challenges facing the British economy, but a more ambitious plan for growth will be needed by the Budget."