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Public Sector Rich List 2007

In November 2006 the TaxPayers' Alliance produced the first ever list of the richest people in the public sector.  The...

12:45 AM November 11, 2007

Regional Regeneration Spaghetti




Regeneration via the built environment


From Caligula to Hitler to Caeusescu to...

4:11 PM November 09, 2007

How things have changed

In any campaign it's important to look not only at individual successes and the immediate future but to also consider...

12:56 PM November 09, 2007

The EU accounting shambles continues

ClownsMarta Andreasen, the former chief...

12:25 PM November 09, 2007

Educational co-operatives

The idea of allowing communities to form co-operative schools, proposed by the Conservatives yesterday in Manchester, has a lot to...

10:12 AM November 09, 2007

The failure of regeneration schemes

Policy Exchange have released a report (PDF) examing the effectiveness of expensive regeneration schemes designed to create a...

11:04 AM November 08, 2007

Keeping children after school

The Telegraph reports new government plans for slow readers to stay behind after school for "back-to-basics lessons in how...

10:19 AM November 08, 2007

Petrol Pix

Peter Webb on the South West Surrey TPA Campaign

Peter Webb is branch organiser for the South West Surrey Branch of the TaxPayers' Alliance including STAG (the Surrey Tax...

3:23 PM November 07, 2007

The Bank Robber Bill

With the new practice of trailing the Queen's Speech in advance, and testing the water on various proposals, people could...

9:48 AM November 07, 2007

Non-job of the week

Smallbluebin_2It’s that time again, the...

9:48 AM November 07, 2007

Two days, two new TPA organisers

Stuff_from_the_tpa_camera_024It’s been an exciting two...

4:03 PM November 06, 2007

Taxi drives 600miles weekly for a 5mile round-trip

Yesterday’s Shropshire Star reported some profligate spending of the most ridiculous kind by Shropshire County Council.


The council, who tender...

3:46 PM November 06, 2007

Quantity Over Quality

Oh Deer...

Oh Deer…


This is an actual job from the Scottish ‘Government’:


Deer Officer


£21,292 - £28,520


This post is responsible for delivering Deer...

11:10 AM November 06, 2007

Keeping an eye on the cost of Identity Cards

EyeOne of the main reasons...

10:48 AM November 06, 2007

Non-jobs in Hertfordshire

MoneyHard-working activists in Hertfordshire have...

9:22 AM November 06, 2007

Stoke Council cut back on rubbish collection

1748001 Residents in Fenton, Stoke-On-Trent,...

5:38 PM November 05, 2007

South West Surrey TPA in the news

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Congratulations to Peter Webb and the South West Surrey TPA branch.  TPA...

10:59 AM November 05, 2007

The Adam Smith Institute on welfare reform

The Adam Smith Institute have published an excellent study (PDF) on the vitally important subject of welfare reform.  It...

9:55 AM November 05, 2007

State education failure: reading

A report published by the Cambridge Primary Review, the biggest inquiry into primary education for decades, has found that the...

9:41 AM November 02, 2007

Business Link staff warn public cash will be wasted on move

BusinesslinkBuiness Link West Midlands, a...

2:16 PM November 01, 2007

The 'pink elephant' lives on...

We are about to be hearing a lot more about The Public, the vastly over budget arts centre in West...

11:56 AM November 01, 2007

Blaming the cancer victim

An excellent blog over at An Englishman's Castle (via Devils Kitchen) explains that the report that too much...

10:28 AM November 01, 2007

Scuffling At The Pension Trough

Threatening Schools Week

Apparently it is Threatening Schools Week.  Yesterday the Charities Commission threatened to remove charitable status from private schools they...

10:18 AM October 31, 2007

Possible U-turn on capital gains tax

In what appears to be at least a partial climbdown, the  Government is considering re-introducing a capital gains tax retirement...

9:47 AM October 31, 2007

Council join quangos to back 'Media festival'

It is reported in the Birmingham Post today that Birmingham City Council are looking to sponsor a proposed ‘media festival’...

3:05 PM October 30, 2007

Threatening private schools - the last refuge of defenders of unreformed state education

The Telegraph reports that the Charities Commission are threatening to get tough with private schools who they believe don't...

1:29 PM October 30, 2007

IPOD generation: government failing to learn lessons

The think tank Reform has released an updated version of its important report on the IPOD generation. This time,...

1:12 PM October 30, 2007


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