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Tuesday 20 March 2012

BBC Look North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Andrew Allison commented on a new report about SMEs

BBC Radio Devon: TPA Campaign Manager Robert Oxley supported proposals to give taxpayers an annual tax and spending statement but said this must include indirect taxes as well

BBC Radio Cornwall: Emma Boon said town and Parish councils should look for savings instead of increasing rates by over 200 per cent in some cases

Sky News: Emma Boon said the TPA welcomed the introduction of a Tax Statement that would tell taxpayers how their money is being spent

Sky News Sunrise : Emma Boon said the TPA welcomed the introduction of a Tax Statement that would tell taxpayers how their money is being spent

BBC Radio 2, Jeremy Vine: Emma Boon debated Owen Jones about the introduction of a Tax Statement that would tell taxpayers how their money is being spent

BBC Radio Scotland: Emma Boon was interviewed about the proposed Tax Statement

WalesOnline: Cardiff University under fire for £18,000 portrait of vice-chancellor

Emma Boon, campaign director of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, said spending thousands of pounds on a portrait was “excessive” at a time when many students and taxpayers are feeling the squeeze.

“It’s nice to keep a tradition of recording the image of those who hold the office but there are cheaper alternatives and the vice-chancellor should not throw money at a vanity portrait,” she said.

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Politics Home: Emma Boon: Govt plan to publish tax bill details is a good move

The TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign director Emma Boon welcomed Government plans to publish details of Britain’s tax bill from 2014.

“The Government’s now being a lot more open about where our taxes are going. I think it’s going to be quite surprising for some people to see how that money they’re paying in taxes divides up and where it’s all going. I think it’s a really good move.”

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Daily Mail: Is carbon cutting a waste of time? Figures show Britain’s ‘footprint’ has increased by 20 per cent despite green taxes

Matthew Sinclair, of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, said the figures underlined the folly of imposing unilateral national measures to tackle a global issue.

Mr Sinclair said: ‘The rise in the emissions produced supplying the British market shows why politicians proud of the draconian regulations and expensive taxes they have put in place, thinking that they have led to a fall in our emissions, are fooling themselves.

‘Not only is the tiny share of global emissions produced in Britain – less than two per cent of the total – almost irrelevant to overall global emissions, but as our targets are all framed in terms of emissions produced here, they can be satisfied without cutting total emissions at all if industry is simply relocated to other countries.’

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Daily Express: Ken Clarke’s Criminals Owe us £2bn

Emma Boon, of campaign group the TaxPayers Alliance, said: “There’s no point in dishing out fines and confiscation orders if no one is handing over what they owe.”

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