The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

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

Holiday tax bill rises to over £2.4 billion

  • As families jet off on their summer holiday, new research shows how the treasury now takes in over £2.4 billion from holiday...

12:01 AM August 13, 2016

TPA slams decision to award Alex Salmond resettlement grant

Following the news that Alex Salmond MP received almost £30,000 in a resettlement grant after leaving Holyrood, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive...

6:05 PM August 09, 2016

Pulling taxpayers' teeth

Last year our Public Sector Rich List revealed the staggering pay packets received by some NHS dentists.

30 dentists...

1:08 PM August 09, 2016

Sensible suggestions for tax changes

Our Chief Executive, Jonathan Isaby, has a letter in The Times today:

Sir, James Sproule, of the Institute of...

1:14 PM August 08, 2016

Property taxes in the UK and the regions

Property taxes impose a substantial burden on taxpayers across the country, despite frequent claims that property in the United Kingdom is...

1:38 AM August 08, 2016

Property tax grab of £67 billion in 2015, reveals TaxPayers' Alliance

New research from the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) today reveals how all areas of the country - not just London -...

12:00 AM August 08, 2016

Southwark Council spend £15,000 on logo rebrand

Guido Fawkes reports that Southwark Council have spent £15,400 on a

TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the first ever 'Nanny State Rich List'

The first ever Nanny State Rich List, published today by the TaxPayers' Alliance, reveals that hundreds of public health bosses - some with...

2:00 AM August 04, 2016

The nanny state rich list

The influence of the public health lobby seems to be increasing. Not only do we have several quangos dedicated to...

12:05 AM August 04, 2016

The aid budget needs greater scrutiny

An Investigation by the BBC has revealed that a charity receiving taxpayers’ money has links to a strange group...

9:52 AM August 03, 2016

BBC pay should be subject to the same rules as other public bodies

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had previously decided that only BBC staff earning over £450,000 should have...

2:38 PM August 02, 2016

Theresa May committed to unfair pension triple lock scheme

The “triple lock” promise – that pensions will always rise by whichever is higher out of inflation, earnings growth or...

5:35 PM August 01, 2016

What's happening at Hinkley?

Today the government was widely expected to sign contracts with French utility giant EDF to build two nuclear reactors at...

11:54 AM July 29, 2016

HS2 is an expensive vanity project which must be scrapped

A new report from the TaxPayers' Alliance today calls on the government to scrap the wasteful HS2 project.

The business...

1:00 AM July 29, 2016

Rich man’s toy: The case for scrapping HS2

High Speed 2 is part of the Government’s effort to increase rail capacity between the North and South of England...

12:05 AM July 29, 2016

Parliamentary Committee shows HMRC puts taxpayers’ welfare on the line

A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report released yesterday has highlighted how the incompetence of HMRC has harmed taxpayers....

9:39 AM July 28, 2016

New controversy around UK Inheritance tax

Earlier today, an article published in the Telegraph highlighted a number of new controversies surrounding the topic UK’s inheritance...

10:58 AM July 26, 2016

NHS Medical Blunder Pot Doubles to £56bn

The NHS faces a compensation time bomb as provisions for hospital clinical negligence claims have almost doubled since last year...

1:31 PM July 25, 2016

Tax changes will increase rents for tenants

A new report from the TaxPayers' Alliance calls on the government to undertake real reform to tackle the housing shortage in the...

12:03 AM July 25, 2016

Taxing tenants: How taxes on landlords end up hitting tenants

The housing crisis has prompted the government to take a number of policy decisions aimed at making it easier for...

12:01 AM July 25, 2016

TaxPayers' Alliance slams Welsh Government's waste of taxpayers' money on Victoria's Secret and iTunes

Reacting to the news that the Welsh Government wasted taxpayers' on ludicrous items such as luxury yachtwear and shopping at Victoria's...

2:14 PM July 22, 2016

Council’s recycling plan turns out to be rubbish

On the 4th July, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council introduced a new £2.4 million recycling service. The vehicles bought would have enabled...

11:09 AM July 22, 2016


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