The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

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

Time to stop tinkering and remove the burden of stamp duty altogether

A copy of our letter to the Telegraph, published on 17 November 2017.

Calls to slash stamp duty are...

10:00 AM November 17, 2016

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