The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

Why pensioners need not lose out from a merger of Income Tax and National Insurance

The treatment of pensioners’ income is often seen as one of the, if not the biggest headache in a merger...

10:48 AM November 03, 2016

Income tax and national insurance: How much tax do you really pay?

Income tax and national insurance: How much tax do you really pay?

  • Income tax+national insurance means the 20 per...

9:03 AM November 03, 2016

Merging Income Tax and National Insurance

National insurance is a tax on labour. Two taxes, in fact. Running three slightly different income tax systems is a...

6:45 AM November 02, 2016

TPA launches new app: How is your Council doing?

The TaxPayers' Alliance today launches YourTPA, a unique free-to-download App, which allows taxpayers to access local council data on their mobile devices....

12:49 PM November 01, 2016

Scotland's Overspending Problem

Following the EU referendum result, the Scottish government announced that Scottish independence was once again “on the table”. However, most...

12:37 PM November 01, 2016

Our Local Action Teams are a vital part of what we do

On Wednesday night (26 October) our local team in Hammersmith, which is being coordinated by local resident Mark, held their...

9:11 AM November 01, 2016

The World Health Organization's transparency problem

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance in America released a damning report last week looking at the World Health Organization's (WHO) sub-agency that...

5:17 PM October 28, 2016

Every NHS waste story reiterates the case for reform

This morning’s papers show what we have known for quite a long time: there are serious problems within the health...

10:22 AM October 24, 2016

The BBC should accept the need for transparency and accountability towards licence fee payers

On Wednesday Lord Ashton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport told a Lords debate that BBC...

12:58 PM October 14, 2016

Scottish deficit is twice that of the UK and higher than Greece

Research from TaxPayers' Alliance shows an independent Scotland would have to depend on measures such as the following in order...

1:00 AM October 13, 2016

HS2 is a wasteful vanity project and must be scrapped

Responding to the speech by Chris Grayling where he argues the case for HS2 is stronger than ever,John O'Connell, Chief...

2:41 PM October 12, 2016

Millions might have been wasted for nothing on Garden Bridge

Today the National Audit Office published its findings from its investigation into the Department for Transport’s grant of £30...

3:38 PM October 11, 2016

The per person spending factbook

The Government is spending over £770 billion of taxpayers' money this year, more that ever before.

The TaxPayers' Alliance's per...

9:40 AM October 06, 2016

Think Tent 2016 at Conservative Party Conference

Heading to Conservative Party Conference this year? Join us, alongside the IEA and the Free Enterprise Group, at our Think...

2:56 PM September 29, 2016

Corbyn announces "prospectus for poverty, unemployment, debt and recession"

Responding to the speech by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn today at Labour Party Conference, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers'...

4:10 PM September 28, 2016

The Greater London Authority should reconsider the Garden Bridge scheme

Today the Mayor of London announced a formal inquiry into the controversial Garden Bridge, which requires £60m of taxpayer’s...

2:08 PM September 22, 2016

A debate on the United Kingdom's approach to foreign aid - BBC Radio 4

Yesterday I debated the United Kingdom's approach to foreign aid on the BBC Radio 4 PM programme against Sir Desmond...

5:12 PM September 15, 2016

New Commons report shows the need to scrap HS2

Yesterday the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts published the latest report on the preparations for the High...

Hinkley Point combines huge risk with spectacularly bad value for money

Responding to the decision to go ahead with Hinkley Point, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"It's deeply...

11:39 AM September 15, 2016

New figures show why it is time to drop the regressive Sugar Tax

Responding to new data published today in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), the TaxPayers' Alliance is calling on...

10:53 AM September 09, 2016

The rewards-for-failure culture persists in the NHS and must be stamped out

Reacting to the story that Katrina Percy is to be moved into a new job, with less responsibility,...

12:02 PM September 08, 2016

Grassroots campaigning - sign up today

 

The recent EU referendum was a seismic event for several reasons. Importantly, it proved that a genuine...

12:05 PM September 06, 2016

People are NOT happy to pay more taxes

Politicians on the left often talk about how happy people are to pay taxes. Half of voters have...

12:22 PM September 02, 2016

Lifetime tax 2016

For many years, politicians have cited the high cost of living in the UK as a major challenge in need...

1:00 AM August 29, 2016

Average household will pay £826,030 in taxes over a lifetime

New research from the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) reveals that the total amount of tax paid by the average household increased...

12:01 AM August 29, 2016

A lot remains to be done to cut waste in the NHS

Further spending reduction plans in the NHS have been reported today as NHS England, which needs to find £22bn...

2:00 PM August 26, 2016

It is time for a proper debate about the future of our NHS

For some, the National Health Service is more than just a healthcare system - it is a sacred cow moulded...

10:50 AM August 23, 2016

TaxPayers’ Alliance announces changes as it launches major grassroots initiative

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) is today announcing that Jonathan Isaby, the TPA’s serving Chief Executive, is leaving to take up...

10:01 AM August 18, 2016

Onwards and downwards: why we should be optimistic about fracking

Last week a new government initiative, the Shale Wealth Fund, was announced in a bid to get fracking...

4:24 PM August 15, 2016

The tax on holidays 2016

This summer millions of British families will head off for a well-earned holiday. But before they do many of the...

2:00 AM August 13, 2016


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