Renationalisation is not the answer

Embargoed: 00:01 2nd January 2019 With rail fares due to increase yet again today, and the debate around public ownership raging, it is clear that renationalisation is not the answer. Despite...

TaxPayers' Alliance publishes 2018 Nanny State Rich List

Embargoed: 00:01 26th December 2018 Today the TaxPayers’ Alliance publishes its 2018 Nanny State Rich List, revealing that hundreds of taxpayer-funded public health bosses enjoyed remuneration of over £100,00. Since...

About the Taxpayers’ Alliance

We explain the benefits of a low tax economy and give taxpayers a voice in the corridors of power

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.

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Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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Scrap HS2

The campaign to Scrap HS2 continues, as costs for this unnecessary project have escalated from £32.7bn to nearly £56bn. We have held campaign days at London Euston, Birmingham New Street...

Lower Taxes

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Cut Beer Tax

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