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
Introduction Inheritance tax is levied on the estate of someone who has died. It applies to the value of the estate above the £325,000 threshold currently in place, and is...Click here to read more
Introduction Council tax rose at an average of 4.5 per cent in England, and in every local authority in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in April 2019. It is often...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
by Harry Fone, Grassroots Campaign Manager A new report released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has analysed funding for local authorities and made a series of recommendations. Few...Click here to read more
On this day thirty years ago, the infamous Berlin Wall finally fell. For 28 years the wall stood, guarded by thousands of Soviet soldiers. For that time it divided families,...Click here to read more
By Scott Simmonds, Researcher at TaxPayers' Alliance Socialism, and socialist ideas, are having something of a revival at the moment. Like some obscure 70’s bands you thought were long gone,...Click here to read more