In light of the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak, there has been massive government intervention undertaken to tackle the public health emergency and prevent the economy from collapsing. The measures which have...Click here to read more
Introduction It is not surprising that government departments have subscriptions to most national newspapers. These subscriptions are one way in which civil servants are alert to public views and opinions....Click here to read more
The UK has a wealth of organisations operating in civil society. Many of these, like the TaxPayers’ Alliance and Greenpeace, survive with no taxpayers’ money, only existing thanks to generous...Click here to read more
By Keiran Neild- Ali, grassroots assistant Britain is a nation of pint guzzlers, wine quoffers and gin and tonic sippers. Whether it is the joy of a pint in the...Click here to read more
By Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager We are in unprecedented times and many things remain unclear. What is certain though, is that the public finances will be in need of...Click here to read more
By Sara Rainwater, Operations Director Sutton council has impeccable timing. At 8.01pm on the evening of Wednesday 18th March - a mere three hours after the Education Secretary announced the...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