The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

The NAO's verdict is damning

The National Audit Office (NAO) warns that Whitehall’s efforts to streamline their services and save taxpayers’ money...

9:58 AM May 20, 2016

Come join us in Aylesbury

It's summer and the days are growing longer; it's the perfect time for an informal TPA catch-up in Aylesbury.

If...

8:39 AM May 20, 2016

Making sense of pensions

When the Bank of England's Chief Economist admits that he cannot make "the remotest sense" of most pension...

The Taxpayers' Alliance are heading to Hastings

The The TaxPayers' Alliance will be bringing their campaign to Hastings on Friday 20th May.

At 12:30pm we'll be leafleting...

4:08 PM May 11, 2016

Further policy victories for the TPA

Two new laws have been passed this week as a direct result of TPA campaigning which will save taxpayers' money...

10:45 AM May 06, 2016

Time to scrap the licence fee

There was a great deal of media speculation over the weekend about the BBC’s competitive scheduling. While it now seems...

1:19 PM May 03, 2016

Poor planning leads to delays at taxpayers' expense

The remote island of St Helena was due to open its much needed new airport next month, but the project...

2:14 PM April 28, 2016

How have taxes changed in the last 30 years?

For all the chaos of the tax system over recent decades, one thing has remained remarkably consistent.

As the graph...

5:38 PM April 27, 2016

How much do the biggest companies pay in Corporation Tax?

Government ministers can often be heard citing statistics about the amount of tax being paid by the top 1 per...

9:46 AM April 21, 2016

More transparency is needed in the aid budget

The Public Accounts Committee has released a widely covered report that makes several criticisms of the handling of humanitarian...

11:23 AM April 20, 2016

HM Treasury's Brexit analysis

Just a week after the government spent £6m on leaflets and £3m on a website telling the public why they...

11:57 AM April 18, 2016

BBC Question Time 14th April 2016

Welcome to our BBC Question Time liveblog! We'll be here and on Twitter during the show.

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3:54 PM April 14, 2016

Stoke Gifford Council are charging for Parkrun?

The news that Stoke Gifford Parish Council has decided to charge Parkrun to use a local park for hold its...

2:51 PM April 14, 2016

Tax disclosure sets an unhappy precedent

Our Chief Executive, Jonathan Isaby, has a letter published in The Times this morning. You can find it...

10:10 AM April 12, 2016

North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner's comments

Yesterday, Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Police, tweeted criticising a report from last...

5:52 PM April 11, 2016

Power mad: How green energy subsidies are going to cost you money

We at the TaxPayers’ Alliance have long been critics of the Government’s green subsidies. Our position has always been the...

4:05 PM April 08, 2016

Is the new junior doctors contract discriminatory?

Junior doctors have commenced their fourth strike over the new contract. The minutiae of this contract have been discussed and...

4:06 PM April 06, 2016

Panama Papers: What can the UK government do?

The leak of millions of documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has reignited a debate over “tax havens”....

12:21 PM April 06, 2016

Stop dragging more people into paying Inheritance tax

They say that only two things are certain: death and taxes, and perhaps the most painful moment for a family...

3:58 PM April 04, 2016

Constitutional Questions of Tax devolution

There are a number of groups and organisations in Wales opposed to the introduction of tax devolution. True Wales has...

1:06 PM April 01, 2016

Council tax hikes aren't necessary

With April comes another hike in council tax. The Telegraph reports that bills are set to rise an average...

Scrap the 0.7 per cent aid target

With so much of government spending ring-fenced there are, inevitably, fewer ways to make the necessary savings in order to...

10:29 AM March 30, 2016

The unintended consequences of the sugar tax

Sugary soft drinks will be taxed in an almost certainly futile bid to improve the nation’s health, that much...

10:37 AM March 24, 2016

We must end the unfairness of ring-fencing

Anyone with even the faintest interest in current affairs could not have failed to notice the surprise resignation of Iain...

11:55 AM March 23, 2016

The Devolution of Tax Raising powers to Wales

As a Unionist I am regularly asked why I support the idea of the Welsh Government having Tax Raising powers....

5:07 PM March 18, 2016

The Taxation of Wales

The story of Welsh devolution has been a rocky one and this year is possible one of the most important...

9:28 AM March 18, 2016

Osborne's savings are too timid and too slow

The overwhelmingly dominant challenge that faced the coalition government was getting spending under control. A weak, sluggish economy could not...

6:45 PM March 16, 2016

Does anyone fancy an EU taxpayer-funded trip to sample some Belgian waffles?

An interesting story grabbed our attention this morning, namely that MEPs have been spending millions of taxpayer pounds...

10:46 AM March 16, 2016

TaxPayers' Alliance campaign in Bournemouth

Last week our team went to Bournemouth for a day of campaigning and meeting local supporters. We started outside of...

5:31 PM March 15, 2016

Listen to the OTS, Mr Osborne. Get cracking on national insurance!

In the summer budget last year, George Osborne asked the Office for Tax Simplification to study the possible alignment of...

2:55 PM March 15, 2016


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