The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

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

Flop Gun

The recent fiasco over the government’s overpriced acquisition of F-35B Lightning II Joint Combat Fighter is yet more reason for...

4:19 PM July 18, 2017

Leicester Action Day

A very successful day in Leicester. People around the city centre were very responsive and incredibly supportive. It is always...

5:00 PM July 17, 2017

No, austerity isn't reducing life expectancy

A report published by Sir Michael Marmot of University College London raises fear regarding life expectancy in the UK. According...

3:54 PM July 17, 2017

Action Day in Gloucester

Thank you to all our volunteers who came out to Gloucester this Saturday! We talked about council tax increases, Town...

5:00 PM July 10, 2017

Corporation tax vs. public sector pay cap

As debate over the public sector pay cap - not only concerning whether, but how to lift it -...

3:36 PM July 04, 2017

HS2 is an ongoing nightmare

Announced in last weeks Queen's Speech was the extension of the current planned route of HS2. As part of the...

11:09 AM June 30, 2017

Is our spending on healthcare really below average?

The British Medical Association (BMA) has held its Annual Representative Meeting in Bournemouth today, where it has called for spending...

4:04 PM June 26, 2017

Income tax burden increasingly unequal

HMRC has today published figures on income tax liabilities, showing a number of interesting patterns, the most significant of which...

4:03 PM May 31, 2017

TPA Bulletin - 19th May, 2017

 

4:39 PM May 19, 2017


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