Introduction Council tax is paid by the occupiers of residential property to a local authority. It was introduced in 1993 to replace the community charge – or ‘poll tax’, which...Click here to read more
Overview: Between 2015-16 and 2018-19, Stonewall received at least £2,616,102 in grants from government bodies. The year 2018-19 saw the largest amount, with the organisation receiving £748,295. These figures are...Click here to read more
Introduction From the outset of the covid-19 pandemic, the government has supported employed people through the job retention scheme. This furlough scheme effectively covered the salaries of employees, on the...Click here to read more
by Scott Simmonds, researcher Today’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) release of the public sector finances reveals the financial impact a year of coronavirus has had on public sector...Click here to read more
By Danielle Boxall, media campaign manager Happy Beer Day! The sun may be shining, but after yesterday’s announced delay to ‘Freedom Day’, a dark cloud is hovering over the...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