Reforming Welfare and Reducing the Tax Burden on the Poor

The TaxPayers' Alliance believes that our central tenant of cutting taxes is one of the most effective ways that to help those on lower incomes. In line with the 2020 Tax Commission recommendations we propose increasing the personal allowance for income tax, abolishing national insurance, cutting direct taxes and other measures so that earnings can be spent on improving an individual's way of life.

We also believe that our current welfare system is too complicated and need of reform to respond to changes that have taken place since its original design.

So far our policy campaigning has resulted in some success but we continue to press for greater change and greater reform

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Recent Blog Posts

So-called boot camp for young jobseekers a welcome step

Responding to the announcement of an "Intensive Activity Programme" for young jobseekers, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers'...

9:21 AM August 17, 2015

Yet again, our tax and benefit system fails to make sense

Last year the average UK household paid over £13,000 in taxes, the ONS revealed yesterday.

The sheer scale...

4:27 PM June 30, 2015

The Spending Plan policy 41: abolish the Christmas bonus

Each day we are publishing a blog on one of the policies from our Spending Plan.
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Andy Silvester talks deficit reduction on ITV Central

Our Campaign Director Andy Silvester trooped up to Birmingham yesterday for a special debate on what deficit reduction should look...

10:47 AM April 22, 2015

Andy Silvester speaks about welfare reform, taxation and savings

Our Campaign Director, Andy Silvester, was on BBC Breakfast this morning speaking about the welfare system.

You can find the...

10:12 AM April 10, 2015