Pickles is right to warn councils on ‘Town Hall Pravdas’. Scrap them and cut Council Tax
Apr 2014 17

The Department for Communities and Local Government has issued a notice to five London councils warning them that Secretary of State Eric Pickles might take further steps against their council-run newspapers. Good. Continue Reading

Join the TPA Action Team!
Apr 2014 16

We are looking for a pool of keen and enthusiastic volunteers who can spare a little time to get involved at the cutting edge of our exciting campaigns.

As a member of the TPA Action Team, you will:

  • be willing to occasionally volunteer a few hours, to promote TPA campaigns in your local high streets/market squares
  • be keen to come into our Westminster Office to help with exciting campaign launches and research tasks
  • expand your independent campaigning experience – great for the CV
  • receive occasional invitations to special, exclusive events

To get involved in the TPA action Team, please contact our Campaign Manager (Grassroots), Sonia Khan, via [email protected] or on 0845 330 9554. We look forward to hearing from you.

Representatives should represent
Apr 2014 16

Islwyn Assembly Member Gwyn Price, who was only elected in 2011, has spoken less in the Chamber than any other speaker, totting up 2,269 words in one year. He represents one of the most deprived regions of the UK and his word count is even shorter than the Welsh Secretary, David Jones, who only made one annual appearance. Continue Reading

Wage War on Waste to prevent 5 per cent tax hikes in Bridgend
Apr 2014 16

Supporters of the TPA were in Bridgend last weekend, collecting signatures against the Council’s move to increase Council Tax by 4.98 per cent. Bridgend is situated roughly half way between Cardiff and Swansea on the South Wales coast, acting as a commuter town since industry in the area has gone into decline. Continue Reading

War on Waste: TPA activists campaign for Council Tax cuts in Chelmsford
Apr 2014 16

TaxPayers’ Alliance activists gathered on a warm sunny day in Chelmsford last Friday to protest against high rates of council tax in Essex. Essex County Council recently froze Council Tax, but its rates are still too high. The average Band D bill in Chelmsford is £1,503. That’s £35 higher than the national average, which stands at £1,468. Actually cutting the tax should be on the Council’s agenda. Continue Reading

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