Overview: The total cost of members of parliament was £127.6m in the 2019-20 financial year according to figures released today by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). This was a...Click here to read more
Introduction University vice-chancellors are handsomely paid for their work, with an average salary of over £250,000. In addition to these bumper salaries, they are sometimes also afforded additional perks, including...Click here to read more
Online taxes have been in place in many parts of the world for a number of years. They are used to try and level the playing field between online and...Click here to read more
By Danielle Boxall, Media Campaign Manager If there’s one thing that drives motorists round the bend more than any other, it’s potholes. So potty in fact, that a recent...Click here to read more
By Policy Analyst, Jeremy Hutton It has emerged that the government is set to shelve plans to reform the BBC. Despite widespread public support and promises made throughout the general...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