Introduction The Conservative party’s record on tax policy is contested. Previous research found that the Conservative government of Winston Churchill cut the tax burden as a proportion of GDP by...Click here to read more
Introduction The Department for Education started publishing schools’ spending data for England almost 10 years ago. In that time there have been significant changes in education, not least the conversion...Click here to read more
Executive summary Due to the coronavirus crisis, many businesses have been ordered to close for much of the past year, while many others have had to implement costly and disruptive...Click here to read more
By Rory Meakin The budget is almost upon us. As ever, the TaxPayers’ Alliance will be reminding the chancellor that what we really need is a recovery budget, not...Click here to read more
Guest blog by Angus Gillan The housing market is arguably the greatest driver of intergenerational inequality in Britain and one of the most prominent socio-economic challenges. Home ownership is...Click here to read more
By Policy Analyst, Jeremy Hutton At the TPA, we consider it our duty to call out wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money wherever we see it, whether that be foreign...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