Executive summary Since their inceptions, the BBC and Channel 4 have had their futures guaranteed because of taxpayer ownership. The security afforded to them by this and their funding structures...Click here to read more
Overview Local authorities’ budgets have changed substantially over the last ten years. Central government funding reductions have coincided with councils, since April 2013, retaining 50 per cent of business rates...Click here to read more
Introduction In March 2020, the chancellor announced a record increase in public investment for research and development (R&D) funding. This commitment will see taxpayer funding for R&D reach £22 billion...Click here to read more
By John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance Taxpayers pay a small fortune for the welfare system. The benefits system cost a whopping £249 billion last year, with the...Click here to read more
By Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance Last week, my colleague Scott Simmonds and I embarked on a whistlestop tour of the country to gauge the mood...Click here to read more
By Joe Ventre, digital campaign manager Today is National Dessert Day - a day to celebrate all kinds of wonderful food. Cream cakes! Ice cream! Chocolate puddings! All 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