Introduction From the outset of the covid-19 pandemic, the government has supported employed people through the job retention scheme. This furlough scheme effectively covered the salaries of employees, on the...Click here to read more
Introduction The UK became the first major economy to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Combined with the United Nations climate change conference to be...Click here to read more
Overview: In England, there has been a charge of 5p for a single use carrier bag (SUCB) since October 2015. This applies only to large retailers with more than 250...Click here to read more
By Danielle Boxall, media campaign manager The past year has been a disaster for pubs - just ask anyone in the industry. Even now they’re fully open (albeit with...Click here to read more
by Tom Ryan, researcher at the TaxPayers' Alliance In May the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford announced that he is trialling a ‘Universal Basic Income’ (UBI) in Wales,...Click here to read more
By Steve Reynolds, chef and owner of The Stagg Inn in Titley, Herefordshire Covid-19 has been a nightmare for the proprietors of the pubs millions of homeworkers once frequented....Click here to read more
The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) was launched by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum in early 2004 to speak for ordinary taxpayers fed up with government waste, increasing taxation, and a lack of transparency in all levels of government.
No party was standing up for taxpayers and nearly all politicians were committed to bigger government, higher spending and secretive deals behind closed doors.
The TPA sought to challenge this status quo. The United States, Germany, France and Italy all had groups dedicated to defending taxpayers against new taxes, exposing waste and putting forward the case for spending restraint. The TPA was set up to ensure that British taxpayers were no longer ignored by politicians.Click here to read more