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'Green Tokenism' - Government Cars


Car of choice for Hollywood movie stars and British civil servants

New research by the TaxPayers'...

10:58 AM July 30, 2007

Weekly Waste Round-Up 69

PFI Debt- Slightly Uncooking The Books

Thousands of patients dying thanks to poor management in the NHS

The Times reported yesterday that the National Patient Safety Agency has found that thousands are dying every year thanks...

12:04 PM July 27, 2007

Public service reform to stall - what public service reform?

An interesting article by Nicholas Timmins in the Financial Times today looks at whether public service reform will stall...

11:58 AM July 27, 2007

ID Cards: Already Burning Money

Teaching To The Test

Splish Splash Splosh!

Red Tape Industry

Non-job of the week

SmallbluebinThis week we turn our...

6:22 PM July 25, 2007

Encouraging words from Cameron on trade


For far too long...

4:17 PM July 25, 2007

Worthless government pledges to cut red tape

Last year, Gordon Brown committed the Government to reduce the total cost to businesses and charities of regulation from £20...

12:00 PM July 25, 2007

Whitehall paying over the odds for outsiders

An interesting piece by Sue Cameron in today's Financial Times reveals how outsiders recruited into the top ranks of...

11:22 AM July 25, 2007

Postman Pat-ernalism needs reform

6:33 PM July 24, 2007

More congestion...

The future may look a little brighter today for those in the West Midlands who are in opposition to costly...

6:14 PM July 24, 2007

Government doesn't have a magic wand



1:13 PM July 24, 2007

A Night At The Fag Packet Olympics

Temping Docs

Cost of Government Day: Monday 23 July

The TPA has extended the concept of Tax Freedom Day, long championed by the Adam Smith Institute and now...

11:03 AM July 23, 2007

Weekly Waste Round-Up 68

Police (In)Efficiency

On Burning our Money we have always doubted claims that our £17bn pa police...

7:57 PM July 21, 2007

Spinning Crime

Delays for road pricing

Councils in the West Midlands have failed to come to any agreement on the prospect of a road pricing scheme...

2:14 PM July 20, 2007

Audit warns of more Olympic Overspend

Burning_money A report form...

10:50 AM July 20, 2007

Ambulances for the obese

West Midlanders who live in fear of ill health, not because of hesitations about local treatment, but due to worrying...

5:50 PM July 19, 2007

A Viking revolt over indirect taxes?

In 787 AD, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Britain experienced its first ever Viking raid when a group of warriors...

4:47 PM July 19, 2007

We're all going to get sent to Climate Camp...

...if we don't sign up to big new taxes on hard-up manufacturing industry and good old family holidays.

I saw this...

11:59 AM July 19, 2007

Protectionism in Europe is on the rise

Merkel_3 The Wall Street Journal...

10:57 AM July 19, 2007

It just gets worse at the BBC

Bbc It’s been a very...

10:50 AM July 19, 2007

More power for quango

Just as the West Midlands breathes a sigh of relief this week following announcements confirming that the undemocratic regional assemblies...

6:44 PM July 18, 2007

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