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
Background The TaxPayers’ Alliance does not take a position on whether or not the United Kingdom should leave the European Union. However, it is important that in any possible situation...Click here to read more
Introduction Universities are funded by both taxpayers and students (including graduates) directly. Because of this mixed form of funding, it often seems that the university sector is spared the scrutiny...Click here to read more
Introduction The United Kingdom consistently ranks towards the top of league tables in terms of ease of doing business. Many prime ministers and chancellors have recognised the importance of low...Click here to read more
By Darwin Friend, Researcher The world is getting warmer, and to prevent the oncoming environmental disaster we must completely abandon capitalism and the free market, destroying the pillars of our...Click here to read more
By Stephanie Rudenko, Volunteer As we know from the TPA’s recent Freedom Factbook, freedom has changed the world. Freedom can be used in many ways. Deliveroo, Uber, WhatsApp, CityMapper and...Click here to read more
By Policy Analyst, Jeremy Hutton. When you first think of foreign aid, you probably think of one of two things. The first is saving lives through things like mosquito...Click here to read more