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
Crossrail 2 is a £36 billion project to link south west and north east London rail services via new tunnels between Wimbledon and Dalston through central London. A new TPA report...Click here to read more
The case for scrapping High Speed 2 (HS2) gets stronger by the day. Increasingly, people from across the political spectrum are waking up to the fundamental issues which have plagued...Click here to read more
Introduction Since 2010, the deficit has reduced from £181.5 billion to £23.3 billion in constant prices. Part of the way in which this has been achieved is through reducing the...Click here to read more
Across the country, councils are complaining about vicious ‘government cuts’ that have stripped local services to the bone. That's despite the clear evidence (from research like our own Town Hall...Click here to read more
This article was originally published on the CapX website. British Steel is on its last legs. Given the huge amount of human suffering which will result if it does collapse,...Click here to read more
This article was originally published on the CapX website. The House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee has released a report on HS2. It is a damning indictment of the whole sorry...Click here to read more