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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

The TaxPayers' Alliance slams the use of taxpayers' money to skew the referendum debate

 Responding to news that the Government will spend £9.3 million promoting its position on the EU referendum, Jonathan Isaby, Chief...

6:34 PM April 06, 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

TaxPayers' Alliance publishes The Steel Crisis Explained

With Tata Steel putting its Port Talbot steelworks up for sale and saying the value of its UK steel operations...

1:45 PM April 01, 2016

The steel crisis explained

With Tata Steel putting its Port Talbot steelworks up for sale and saying the value of its UK steel operations...

1:38 PM April 01, 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

TaxPayers' Alliance slams 'largest Council Tax rise in eight years' as families face an average tax hike of £46 a year

As Council Tax rises take effect across the country today, families face an average tax hike of £46...

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

Taxpayer-funded public health lobby needs to be reined in, says TPA

Responding to news that Public Health England is proposing to halve the recommended daily intake of dairy products, Jonathan Isaby, Chief...

1:04 PM March 26, 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

Cut unnecessary spending instead of disability benefits

Responding to the announcement that MPs will be asked to vote on a Budget tomorrow with £4bn missing as a...

12:38 PM March 21, 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

Budget another missed opportunity to put the nation's finances back on track

Responding to the Budget statement given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance,...

3:07 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

It's time to end the hated Air Passenger Duty

Reacting to the Scottish government's confirmation that it intends to reduce Air Passenger Duty by 50%,Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of...

1:43 PM March 14, 2016

TaxPayers' Alliance calls for further spending reductions at the Budget

As the Chancellor prepares to deliver his Budget on Wednesday, the TaxPayers' Alliance has called for spending reductions to repair...

9:56 AM March 14, 2016

TaxPayers' Alliance reveals cost of councillors' allowances hits nearly £700 million

New research by the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals that £699 million has been paid out to local councillors in allowances over...

1:00 AM March 08, 2016

Councillors' Allowances 2015

New research by the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals the full cost of payments to local councillors - two thirds of a...

1:00 AM March 08, 2016

There's something fishy about the Scottish government's spending on the EU referendum

We at the TaxPayers’ Alliance have been vocal in the last few weeks about the importance of taxpayers’ cash not...

12:15 PM March 04, 2016


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