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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

The so-called Robin Hood tax will hit savers, not bankers

It is incredibly naïve to think that ‘the banks’ are something which can simply be raided for resources with no...

4:04 PM May 15, 2017

TPA response to 'Fixing our broken housing market', the government's housing white paper

The government recently published its major housing white paper, Fixing our broken housing market. The paper concerns the huge problems in...

11:48 AM May 08, 2017

The costing and funding of manifesto pledges

The tedious process of rival politicians telling each other that their spending plans are either “uncosted” or “unfunded” kicked into...

3:07 PM May 03, 2017

How vouchers could enhance efficiencies in the delivery of public services.

Nigel Holder is a management consultant, quondam RAF fighter pilot and a supporter of the TaxPayers' Alliance

Just because there is...

2:46 PM May 02, 2017

A joint letter to the Telegraph - cutting fuel bills

Our Chief Executive, John O'Connell, co-signed a letter with Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Mark Littlewood of...

10:59 AM April 29, 2017

TPA’s proposals adopted by Select Committee

The influential Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee has today endorsed a number of our recommendations in their report...

4:34 PM April 27, 2017

What should be in the Conservative manifesto? Alex Wild discusses with CapX.

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election does not just give her the opportunity to gain a working majority....

10:32 AM April 25, 2017

Think twice before pledging to introduce a price cap on energy bills

Election season is now upon us, and one pledge rumoured to be a key feature of the Conservative party manifesto...

3:20 PM April 20, 2017


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