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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

Policy Victory: NHS 'ghost patients'

In response to a written question from Valerie Vaz MP in 2013, health minister Norman Lamb revealed that in 2012...

10:49 AM July 20, 2016

When it comes to Trident, value for money is still important

With a vote on the principle of renewal of Trident set to take place in Parliament today, it is essential...

4:46 PM July 18, 2016

Abolition of Departments of BIS and ECC

Prime Minister Theresa May set out her stall yesterday by merging two Whitehall departments into a giant new office that...

1:46 PM July 15, 2016

SSRO's proposals encouraging for taxpayer

In 2014/15, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed new contracts worth £11.5 billion. Of these, £5.4 billion were “single source”...

11:52 AM July 12, 2016


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