Introduction In March 2020, the government committed to moving 22,000 civil servants out of London by 2030. One of the benefits of moving civil servants out of London are that...Click here to read more
Overview: Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have approved strike action in response to the latest dispute over the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Since 2018, UCU members have...Click here to read more
Next year, the share of GDP extracted in tax – the ‘tax burden’ – will reach its highest level in 53 years at 35.0 per cent of GDP. The previous...Click here to read more
By Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance The government’s decision to scrap the eastern leg of High Speed Two may not have been an easy one, but...Click here to read more
By Sara Rainwater, operations director I hate insurance premium tax (IPT) almost as much as I hate stamp duty land tax (see my previous rant about that one here). ...Click here to read more
By Joe Ventre, digital campaign manager One unsung hero of the Christmas season is television. Movie marathons, heartstring-tugging adverts, the Queen’s Speech, Christmas specials of your favourite shows -...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