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Andy Silvester discusses tax evasion on BBC News

1:01 PM February 09, 2015

How dare politicians make promises on the basis that “government” will pay for them

With 87 days to go until the general election, the Labour Party has today pledged that it would increase paid...

11:09 AM February 09, 2015

New “tax on employment” proposed by Oxfordshire County Council

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has a long history of opposing workplace parking levies, but they just keep popping up elsewhere....

11:34 AM February 06, 2015

Clegg's plans to cut deficit leave questions unanswered

11:34 AM February 06, 2015

Is inheritance tax moral? Jonathan Isaby speaks to Radio 4's Moral Maze

Last night our Chief Executive, Jonathan Isaby argued that inheritance tax was immoral on Radio 4's The Moral Maze.

11:32 AM February 05, 2015

"If I were Prime Minister" - Jonathan Isaby writes for the Independent

In the run up to the election, the Independent is asking 100 contributors what they would do if they were...

9:39 AM February 03, 2015

The War on Waste in the "rotten borough" of Tower Hamlets

As part of our ongoing War on Waste the TaxPayers' Alliance was back campaigning in Tower Hamlets this weekend.

4:59 PM February 02, 2015

4/5 - give schools freedom from government control, with accountability to parents

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

2:07 PM January 30, 2015

End taxpayer-funded lobbying and political campaigning and require greater transparency for lobbying by public affairs companies – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

1:37 PM January 29, 2015

Cut middle class welfare – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

1:27 PM January 28, 2015

Introduce a 2-year public sector pay freeze, increase contributions to unfunded public sector pensions from 6 to 8% of salary and cut pay for the top 10% of earners in the public sector by 5% - 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

1:19 PM January 27, 2015

Gold Star For Council Tax Cuts

Of those councils who have declared their Council Tax policies for next year the vast majority are forecasting an increase....

11:48 AM January 27, 2015

Introduce elected police commissioners – 3/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

11:18 AM January 26, 2015

Hiking the personal allowance is welcome, but there's more to do

It’s almost like there’s an election coming. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives are talking today about how much...

10:01 AM January 26, 2015

Hold a referendum on fundamental renegotiation of the EU – 0/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

8:43 AM January 23, 2015

Recall and citizens’ initiatives – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:20 PM January 22, 2015

Increasing the cost of living with Council Tax hikes

Despite pressure from the Department for Local Government, councils seem determined to increase the burden on taxpayers. According...

We need to find a new way to pay for healthcare

Nigel Farage has said that it is inevitable that we will have to move towards insurance-based models of healthcare...

8:59 AM January 22, 2015

Reform climate change policy - 0/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

5:03 PM January 21, 2015

Another day, another compromise on recall

“A grubby little compromise” is what Andy Silvester, our Campaign Director, branded the recall Bill that is currently passing through...

1:31 PM January 21, 2015

Scrap Regional Development Agencies and cut other business spending – 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:09 PM January 20, 2015

Start EU reforms - 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:00 PM January 19, 2015

Yet another report slams HS2 fiasco

HS2 has - yet again - been criticised for being too expensive. The latest in a long line of bodies...

5:20 PM January 16, 2015

Publish full data on spending - 4/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:34 PM January 16, 2015

The Aid Budget: Spend it, spend it all!

You couldn’t make it up if you tried.

4:02 PM January 16, 2015

End taxpayer funding for the trade unions 3/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

12:21 PM January 15, 2015

Alex Wild writes for The Times

Our Research Director Alex Wild shares comment pages in The Times with David Cameron and Barack Obama today.

9:31 AM January 15, 2015

Implementing the Kelly proposals in full - 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:31 PM January 14, 2015

Keep the precepts down and find savings elsewhere

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Nick Alston, has suggested raising Council Tax in order to provide further funding for...

4:51 PM January 13, 2015

Cancel Prevent grants from local authorities – 4/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:56 PM January 13, 2015


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