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Can the road to Kansas deliver economic results?

The Daily Telegraph’s Jeremy Warner says that Britain should follow Kansas and dramatically reduce taxes, citing the economic benefits that the...

3:48 PM July 25, 2014

Stockton Council’s Expensive Property Grab

Stockton Borough Council has been buying up large, high end houses at above market rates, with seemingly little concern for...

12:59 PM July 24, 2014

Bristol’s unwanted parking zones come under attack

Local residents and traders opposed to elected Bristol Mayor George Ferguson’s costly Residents’ Parking Zones (RPZ) gathered outside City Hall...

12:56 PM July 23, 2014

Could a Mansion Tax make our housing markets even more dysfunctional?

In today’s Daily Telegraph Jeremy Warner makes two very interesting points on the UK’s housing market dysfunctions and some commentators’ hopes...

12:54 PM July 15, 2014

Our War on Waste roadshow closes after 9 days, 29 stops, and over 1,300 miles

We started out 11 days ago, heading north from London, stopping off in Harlow,Ipswich, and Peterborough on our first day,...

12:51 PM July 15, 2014

Victory for Bath’s Independent Shops

With over 1,400 local business people and residents signing a petition calling on Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council...

12:49 PM July 11, 2014

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9:43 AM July 11, 2014

COMMENT: Forget the celebrity tax allegations: Our complex system is the real issue

I explain in City AM this morning why tax reform should be the lesson from the latest avoidance saga:

12:46 PM July 10, 2014

Midlands the next stop for the War on Waste Roadshow

The War on Waste roadshow made its way into the Midlands today with stopovers in Manchester, Stoke-on Trent, Stafford and...

12:40 PM July 09, 2014

Tax Reform Urgently Needed – a lot of people do know that, Mr Caine

A clutch of celebrities including Michael Caine, the Arctic Monkeys, Katie Melua and George Michael are said to have sheltered...

12:36 PM July 09, 2014

MP speaks out against local green bin tax

Paying more and more for less and less seems the mantra now for local council services. South Gloucestershire MP Chris...

11:01 AM July 09, 2014

The War on Waste rolls on

Yesterday marked a busy day on the War on Waste Roadshow, stopping off to spread the word four times as...

12:33 PM July 08, 2014

War on Waste roadshow comes to Leicester

This morning the War on Waste roadshow rolled up at the High Street at Leicester. We pitched up at the...

2:33 PM July 06, 2014

War on Waste visits Nottingham, Sheffield and Doncaster

The War on Waste moved on this afternoon, taking in the centre of Nottingham as well as the constituency offices...

12:31 PM July 06, 2014

War on Waste roadshow stops at Ipswich and Peterborough

Following yesterday morning's visit to Harlow, the War on Waste roadshow called in at Ipswich and Peterborough as Saturday...

10:11 AM July 06, 2014

First stop Harlow on the War on Waste roadshow

Our War on Waste roadshow made its first stop at Harlow earlier today. We met up with local supporters in...

3:48 PM July 05, 2014

COMMENT: We urgently need simpler taxes: National Insurance is a good place to start

I wrote for City AM this morning on the Public Accounts Committee report and merging National Insurance with Income...

12:24 PM July 02, 2014

TPA welcomes plans to merge Income Tax and National Insurance

Chancellor George Osborne will unveil plans to merge National Insurance with Income Tax in the manifesto for the general election....

10:01 AM June 30, 2014

Plymouth War on Waste

West Country local supporters gathered for our latest War on Waste action day on historic Plymouth Hoe next to Smeaton’s...

3:56 PM June 26, 2014

Revealed: Local Authority liabilities hit £180bn

Shocking new research conducted by our team over recent months demonstrates that Britain’s local authorities have long-term liabilities of...

12:31 PM June 26, 2014

PAC right to slam complexity but comprehensive tax reform is the only solution

The Commons Public Accounts Committee chaired by Margaret Hodge MP has published a report drawing attention to the use...

10:00 AM June 26, 2014

Why slightly better news on public finances isn't nearly good enough

Public finances data released this morning shows continued but slow improvement in the state of government accounts.

4:38 PM June 20, 2014

The Stamp of Tax

Today saw yet another blow for potential homeowners in Britain with news that the Government collected almost £1...

2:07 PM June 20, 2014

Peter Bazalgette, the Arts Council and their awesome responsibility to spend taxpayers' money wisely

Sir Peter Bazalgette, the chair of the Arts Council England, yesterday told a Centre for Policy Studies conference that the...

7:14 PM June 19, 2014

Manston Airport's closure is sad, but we can't subsidise it

Thanet District Council in Kent has come under pressure to issue a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for local Manston Airport,...

4:42 PM June 19, 2014

Salisbury Council’s failing parking policy

Fury continues to grow at Salisbury Council’s lack of coordinated thinking when it comes to encouraging shoppers into the city...

2:23 PM June 18, 2014

Scrap Corporation Tax and Capital Gains Tax on small firms, says CPS

Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) chairman Maurice Saatchi has called for small businesses to be exempt from Corporation Tax and...

10:17 AM June 18, 2014

Exposing the quangocracy in Parliament

Earlier today, the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) held its second evidence session on the ‘Accountability of Quangos and Public...

4:36 PM June 17, 2014

Pounding the streets with the TPA Action Team

I was fortunate enough this week to spend a sunny morning outdoors, and doing the best thing one can do...

12:27 PM June 13, 2014

A sign of progress, but much more to do

The Government’s Efficiency and Reform Group this week revealed progress in tackling wasteful spending, finding an...

5:53 PM June 11, 2014


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