Brexit Department bought 50 times as many copies of the Financial Times as any other newspaper

Embargoed: 00:01 Friday 21 February TaxPayers' Alliance analysis of a sample of government newspaper purchases has revealed that the Financial Times was the paper of choice for the Department for Exiting the European Union during...

Almost £40 million of taxpayers' money paid for lobbying and political campaigning

Embargoed: 00:01 Wednesday 19 February   New analysis from the TaxPayers' Alliance reveals how ministers, officials and quangocrats are wasting taxpayers' cash funding organisations that lobby the government. From 2017-19,...

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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