The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

The dream of home ownership

We all dream of owning our own home, a place where we can spend time with friends and raise...

1:58 PM November 20, 2017

The REAL impact of beer duty

Drinking too much alcohol can not only damage your health, but can also be costly for society. For example,...

3:14 PM November 14, 2017

Paradise Papers

The leak of millions of documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers, has reignited a debate over “tax havens”. Much of the...

1:44 PM November 06, 2017

Innovations like "CareBnB" are good for the NHS

The gravest domestic health crisis facing our country today is the thousands of people dying from bedblocking.  This is where...

4:39 PM November 02, 2017

Coming to the aid of aid

The Department for International Development this morning released a statement to parliament on proposed changes to how Britain spends...

5:06 PM November 01, 2017

Croydon Council's failures are not because of a lack of money

There are ‘widespread and serious failings’ in children’s services at Croydon Council according to a September 2017 report by...

5:39 PM October 30, 2017

Get nanny out of the nursery

The TUC today published a report revealing that childcare costs in England have increased up to seven times faster...

12:00 PM October 20, 2017

The government in Cardiff Bay needs to stop being so careless

News came out of Wales yesterday that the Cardiff government has been subsidising business to the tune of £244...

Magna Carta - A Very English Tax Revolt

GUEST BLOG FROM THE ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE

The English have a proud tradition of standing up to greedy,...

9:09 AM September 26, 2017

Who will defend the defenders?

A new story this morning tells us that, once again, squaddies’ livelihoods are threatened with the top brasses’ plan...

12:03 PM September 20, 2017

What’s wrong with the all-ages graduate tax?

Tuition fees are quickly going the way of Brexit – a hyper-sensitive issue which sends usually reasonable people on the...

6:09 PM September 18, 2017

Should taxpayers fund Zumba, facials and spas for the NHS?

Duncan Selbie, the chief executive of Public Health England, has stated that NHS hospitals should build spas and offer...

4:02 PM September 18, 2017

Why is UK Aid going to some of the world's largest economies?

UK taxpayers have forked out yet more money for aid spending, even though there is little evidence it has...

12:00 PM September 12, 2017

Charges and fees and more charges and more fees

Whether it’s the charge from the library for that book that you’ve had out too long, or getting a copy...

12:02 AM September 06, 2017

Is PFI profit really a waste of taxpayers’ money?

PFI has long been a dirty word, synonymous with the worst excesses of private enterprise – ineffective, overpriced and more...

12:05 PM August 31, 2017

Action Day: Mid-Cheshire against HS2

Yesterday, some colleagues and I got the train from London to Crewe (only 90 minutes) to meet with an anti-HS2...

4:40 PM August 24, 2017

Healthy towns poorly thought-through

Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, has suggested that a ‘Healthy New Towns’ programme could seek to alter...

1:19 PM August 22, 2017

Taxing holidays doesn't fly

For millions in Britain, the weather in August, such as it is, presents the opportunity to jet away and put...

12:01 AM August 14, 2017

How to end the housing crisis

The housing crisis in London and other high-demand areas of the country is becoming an ever more important political issue...

10:48 AM August 11, 2017

Could the end be in sight for stamp duty?

We first called for stamp duty to be abolished as far back as 2012. Five years down the line, it...

2:23 PM August 09, 2017

Stamp Duty Land Tax - What is it?

Stamp Duty Land Tax

12:29 PM August 09, 2017

Action on Sugar leave a bad taste in the mouth

Action on Sugar today attacked cereal manufacturers over their ‘scandalous’ decision not to use colour-coded labels that reveal the amount...

11:15 AM August 08, 2017

It's not more money that the NHS needs...

The National Director of Clinical Quality and Efficiency of the NHS, Professor Tim Briggs, today stated that the NHS must...

10:00 AM August 04, 2017

Farming Tomorrow Today

Policy Exchange's new report, Farming Tomorrow, has many excellent suggestions for the reform of the UK's agricultural sector. The report,...

3:06 PM August 01, 2017

Open letter to the Transport Select Committee

This project is deeply unpopular and has managed to garner opposition to it from across the political spectrum. As recently...

12:18 PM July 31, 2017

Vice chancellors' vices

The vice chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland, Craig Mahoney, has today bemoaned his salary of £227,000...

2:13 PM July 27, 2017

Euston Station Action Day

We were out campaigning today at Euston Station, the first stop on the HS2 line (if it's ever built!). We...

11:18 AM July 26, 2017

Guildford Action Day

Pictures from our action day in Guildford have been uploaded onto our Facebook page.

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10:44 AM July 24, 2017

BBC Pay Day Dismay

This morning the BBC released information regarding the salaries of their highest earning employees including the likes of Gary Lineker...

3:58 PM July 19, 2017

New report confirms that aid money is wasted (we told you so)

A report by the National Audit Office released this week has highlighted key deficiencies with our system of distributing...

12:18 PM July 19, 2017


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