Overview: HM Treasury is reportedly considering introducing an online sales tax. Two models are being considered. The first would introduce a 2 per cent levy on goods sold online and...Click here to read more
Introduction Electronic devices have become an essential part of home and work life in the 21st century, with government departments commonly supplying them in workspaces and to civil servants. But...Click here to read more
Introduction Today the chancellor announced that the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) threshold for residential properties will be increased from £125,000 to £500,000. SDLT is levied on property transactions above...Click here to read more
by Kieran Neild-Ali, grassroots assistant at the TaxPayers' Alliance It is no secret that the government gives public contracts to private companies. Departments and government agencies will tender a...Click here to read more
by Kieran Neild, grassroots assistant at the TaxPayers' AllianceTaxation affects every part of our lives. Whether it's buying food, going on holiday or even taking home a paycheque - our...Click here to read more
by Darwin Friend, policy analyst at the TaxPayers' Alliance It seems a political age has passed since February, when Downing street figures told The Times that the BBC licence fee...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