The TaxPayers' Alliance Blog

Recall and citizens’ initiatives – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:20 PM January 22, 2015

Increasing the cost of living with Council Tax hikes

Despite pressure from the Department for Local Government, councils seem determined to increase the burden on taxpayers. According...

2:45 PM January 22, 2015

We need to find a new way to pay for healthcare

Nigel Farage has said that it is inevitable that we will have to move towards insurance-based models of healthcare...

8:59 AM January 22, 2015

Reform climate change policy - 0/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

5:03 PM January 21, 2015

Another day, another compromise on recall

“A grubby little compromise” is what Andy Silvester, our Campaign Director, branded the recall Bill that is currently passing through...

1:31 PM January 21, 2015

Scrap Regional Development Agencies and cut other business spending – 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:09 PM January 20, 2015

Start EU reforms - 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:00 PM January 19, 2015

Yet another report slams HS2 fiasco

HS2 has - yet again - been criticised for being too expensive. The latest in a long line of bodies...

5:20 PM January 16, 2015

Publish full data on spending - 4/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:34 PM January 16, 2015

The Aid Budget: Spend it, spend it all!

You couldn’t make it up if you tried.

4:02 PM January 16, 2015

End taxpayer funding for the trade unions 3/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

12:21 PM January 15, 2015

Alex Wild writes for The Times

Our Research Director Alex Wild shares comment pages in The Times with David Cameron and Barack Obama today.

9:31 AM January 15, 2015

Implementing the Kelly proposals in full - 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:31 PM January 14, 2015

Keep the precepts down and find savings elsewhere

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Nick Alston, has suggested raising Council Tax in order to provide further funding for...

4:51 PM January 13, 2015

Cancel Prevent grants from local authorities – 4/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:56 PM January 13, 2015

Osborne's panto an exercise in politics not prudence

Upon entering office, Osborne repealed the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010 which set a number of sensible deficit reduction targets.

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10:03 AM January 13, 2015

A tale of deficit and the debt - the facts

Politicians won't stop talking about "balancing the books" - but not all of them seem to be quite sure how...

1:39 PM January 12, 2015

Reform quangos - 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

9:24 AM January 12, 2015

Drop the 0.7% target for foreign aid spending and focus on results – 0/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:21 PM January 09, 2015

Abolish a range of quangos - 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:47 PM January 08, 2015

The Government accounts paint a depressing picture

Earlier this week, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report makes quite a few recommendations concerning the publication of the

9:19 AM January 08, 2015

Institute clear fiscal rules with expenditure targets - 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

3:08 PM January 07, 2015

An NHS bidding war is unsustainable

The NHS is in the news - with the papers undecided about who to blame for delays at Accident and...

2:39 PM January 07, 2015

Council Tax hits the poorest hardest

It always feels as if Council Tax is going up, and research from the Local Government Association out today shows...

4:25 PM January 06, 2015

Cut government advertising spending in half – 4.5/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

12:35 PM January 06, 2015

How does the Coalition Government score on the TPA's 2010 Manifesto?

The General Election campaign has begun, so now is a good time to assess the Coalition Government’s performance against the...

3:55 PM January 05, 2015

New Research: Tax and Benefit Distribution

New analysis by the TaxPayers' Alliance suggests that Britain's tax system is neither progressive nor balanced across different income...

12:01 AM December 22, 2014

Swansea Council to cut Propaganda rag

The familiar sound of a Council magazine hitting the doorstep is an expensive and depressing one. 

12:51 PM December 19, 2014

EU funded airports - does anyone know the collective noun for white elephants?

Yesterday, the EU’s Court of Auditors released a damning report into the use of €460 million taxpayer’s money to...

8:52 AM December 17, 2014

Be fair George, Drop the Duty

As we approach Christmas, many Brits (your author included) will be stocking up with a few bottles to enjoy over...

3:12 PM December 15, 2014


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