Introduction Town Hall Rich List 2021 marks the 14th version of this list, first compiled in 2007. For the past 14 years the TaxPayers’ Alliance has assembled the most comprehensive...Click here to read more
Introduction With Scottish independence now back on the table, Scottish taxpayers will be wondering what impact such a move could have on the country’s fiscal position. The Scottish government’s...Click here to read more
The chancellor recently unveiled his budget for the coming financial year. The figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility showed the national debt will increase to £2.5 trillion next year....Click here to read more
By Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance Income tax wasn’t introduced until the end of the 18th century; and at that time, it was supposed to...Click here to read more
What is council tax? Council tax is a tax charged to the occupiers of residential property by local authorities. It was introduced in Great Britain in 1993 to replace the...Click here to read more
by Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance Through the 1970s and 80s, inflation was a major issue in Britain. Inflation peaked at 24 per cent in 1974...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