The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

Aid spending needs to be more transparent

The TPA has long criticised aspects of foreign aid spending and particularly the commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of...

4:55 PM December 08, 2016

Sugar tax could lead to more Government borrowing or higher taxes on families

  • New research shows that George Osborne's sugar tax not certain to raise the money for sport that has been...

6:00 AM December 05, 2016

The sugar tax and the public finances

When introducing the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, the then Chancellor, George Osborne, added that the revenues from the tax would...

6:00 AM December 05, 2016

Working for the taxman

For most people, buying something means working to pay for it. The more expensive something is, the longer we have...

6:00 AM November 26, 2016

Further thoughts on the Autumn Statement

Now that we have had some time to drill down into some of the finer points of Philip Hammond’s first...

4:56 PM November 24, 2016

Government should have stayed the course and balanced the books, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

  • New forecast means there will have been at least 21 consecutive years of deficits by 2022
  • 13 years after...

2:13 PM November 23, 2016

Have we had too much austerity?

A Sky News poll has found that 43 per cent of Britons support “ending austerity and increasing spending”...

10:57 AM November 23, 2016

Launch a War on Waste and simplify taxes

The Chancellor will deliver the Autumn Statement this week. Mr Hammond should use the opportunity to root out waste and...

9:45 AM November 23, 2016

Reforming capital taxes

Taxes on capital income are poorly designed. In particular, the UK corporate tax system is a mess, fundamentally designed for...

6:00 AM November 19, 2016

TaxPayers' Alliance on the sovereign grant

In response to the news that the sovereign grant will temporarily increase:

Harry Davis, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers'...

1:30 PM November 18, 2016

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