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Is our spending on healthcare really below average?

The British Medical Association (BMA) has held its Annual Representative Meeting in Bournemouth today, where it has called for spending...

4:04 PM June 26, 2017

Income tax burden increasingly unequal

HMRC has today published figures on income tax liabilities, showing a number of interesting patterns, the most significant of which...

4:03 PM May 31, 2017

TPA Bulletin - 19th May, 2017

 

4:39 PM May 19, 2017

The so-called Robin Hood tax will hit savers, not bankers

It is incredibly naïve to think that ‘the banks’ are something which can simply be raided for resources with no...

4:04 PM May 15, 2017

TPA response to 'Fixing our broken housing market', the government's housing white paper

The government recently published its major housing white paper, Fixing our broken housing market. The paper concerns the huge problems in...

11:48 AM May 08, 2017

The costing and funding of manifesto pledges

The tedious process of rival politicians telling each other that their spending plans are either “uncosted” or “unfunded” kicked into...

3:07 PM May 03, 2017

How vouchers could enhance efficiencies in the delivery of public services.

Nigel Holder is a management consultant, quondam RAF fighter pilot and a supporter of the TaxPayers' Alliance

Just because there is...

2:46 PM May 02, 2017

A joint letter to the Telegraph - cutting fuel bills

Our Chief Executive, John O'Connell, co-signed a letter with Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Mark Littlewood of...

10:59 AM April 29, 2017

TPA’s proposals adopted by Select Committee

The influential Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee has today endorsed a number of our recommendations in their report...

4:34 PM April 27, 2017

What should be in the Conservative manifesto? Alex Wild discusses with CapX.

Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election does not just give her the opportunity to gain a working majority....

10:32 AM April 25, 2017

Think twice before pledging to introduce a price cap on energy bills

Election season is now upon us, and one pledge rumoured to be a key feature of the Conservative party manifesto...

3:20 PM April 20, 2017

Should the government scrap its foreign aid commitment?

Bill Gates has hit the headlines today by warning the prime minister not to abandon the government’s 0.7 per cent...

12:59 PM April 20, 2017

There are still too many fat cats on council payrolls

John O'Connell writes for The Times

9:31 AM April 12, 2017

Why the probate fees rise is a stealth tax

 

If it looks, sounds, feels and tastes like a tax, then sure enough it is a tax no matter...

12:11 PM April 07, 2017

Biomessy: fringe groups hijacking the energy debate

I attended an event in Parliament in December, where an associate fellow from Chatham House was speaking at a debate...

3:03 PM March 31, 2017

Concerns on HS2's conflicts of interest brought to Parliament

With almost everyone’s focus on Brexit yesterday, it could have easily been missed that CH2M, one of HS2’s engineering firms,...

5:24 PM March 30, 2017

Management of the defence estate

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (“the PAC”) has yesterday published its findings on the management of the...

11:56 AM March 23, 2017

'The impact of business rate changes' panel discussion

Last night we hosted a panel discussion on an issue that has dominated the news agenda for the...

4:24 PM February 28, 2017

Cardiff raise Council Tax by 3.7%

Council Tax has been a burden on thousands of families throughout Cardiff, with taxpayers from all walks of life seeing...

11:08 AM February 10, 2017

A dedicated 'NHS' tax

Sky News have commissioned a poll that says 2/3 people would be willing to pay more income tax if...

9:34 AM February 09, 2017

Hodge-Bodge: Surrey County Council’s Referendum Farce

Two days ago, I attended Surrey’s County Council’s debate on their proposed Council Tax referendum. According to Council Leader David...

9:10 AM February 09, 2017

Margaret Hodge's book on government waste: 'Called to Account'

Margaret Hodge MP, former Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and vocal critic of government waste, has published a new...

5:43 PM February 01, 2017

Dame Margaret Hodge speaks to the TPA's John O'Connell about her new book

Last night saw our first major event of the year, with Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP speaking to John...

11:20 AM January 31, 2017

How should we fund social care?

With the social care system struggling to meet demand, which is only increasing thanks to demographic pressures, a long term...

10:43 AM January 20, 2017

Clause and effect – how to prevent government contracts from going wrong

Rousseau’s Social Contract may have seen man as being everywhere in chains, but many of the state’s contracts with private...

1:52 PM January 17, 2017

Increases in precepts are not the answer

In 15th December last year, the government announced that councils would be allowed to raise the social care precept by...

3:30 PM January 13, 2017

We must all stand up for a free press

The public consultation on the introduction of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act closes on 10th January. Writers...

10:39 AM January 06, 2017

Are rail fares too high?

Rail fares increased this morning, prompting outrage from unions. The average fare will increase by 2.3 per cent with regulated...

3:38 PM January 03, 2017

Whitehall needs to spend more wisely on consultants

From our Thunderer in The Times (Thursday 22 December) - our Chief Executive John O'Connell on the need for...

9:03 AM December 22, 2016

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


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