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Conservative plans to cut £14 billion off red tape burden

John Redwood's competitiveness policy group will present its final report on Friday. The report has been widely trailed in the...

11:45 AM August 13, 2007

The expensive NHS

It used to be that low NHS standards, still just about the worst in the
world according to EU...

11:20 AM August 13, 2007

Weekly Waste Round-Up 71

Defra Disasters

The Surrey foot and mouth outbreak is only the latest in a string of...

8:44 AM August 11, 2007

Wolverhampton's "Green Man"

Despite an inflation busting 4.8% rise in council taxes at the last budget Wolverhampton City Council have still deemed it...

5:50 PM August 10, 2007

ID card programme launched: another government fisaco in the making

Today's Financial Times reports:

"A £2bn procurement programme to build and run the contentious identity card scheme was launched by...

10:54 AM August 10, 2007

EU tax harmonisation threatens again

An interesting paper has just been written by Damon Lambert, senior tax manager at KPMG, and published by Global...

4:11 PM August 09, 2007

Council sponsors football team and not services

ClownsOur Dagenham and Rainham TPA...

11:04 AM August 09, 2007

Real Business In Brown's Britain - send in your experiences


Dentistry Fiasco Update

Council offers 'ladder climbing training'

Lancashire county council has stunned its roadside workforce by insisting that all staff that climbs a 4-foot ladder to put...

11:04 AM August 08, 2007

Non-job of the week

SmallbluebinTwo things stand out in this...

10:41 AM August 08, 2007

Pass Or Fail?

Council magazine costs £230,000

Staffordshire County Council have once again outdone themselves in terms of profligate spending and managed to blow £230,000 on publishing...

5:25 PM August 07, 2007

Ordinary workers paying as much into public sector pensions as their own

Explosive new figures have just been released by the Liberal Democrats. They show that for every £1 a private...

5:20 PM August 07, 2007

Teaching To The Test Update

Council Tax Activist wins crucial vote at USDAW conference

Derrick Frost, a newly registered TaxPayers’ Alliance activist from West Sussex and member of USDAW (the Union of shop,...

11:56 AM August 07, 2007

The cost of teachers' pensions soars

The Sun reports
this morning that the cost of underwriting Teachers' pensions has risen
by a quarter, from £143...

11:06 AM August 07, 2007

Shocking bonuses at the BBC

Bbc_3Trust in the BBC is...

10:12 AM August 07, 2007

Our Not Fit For Purpose Government

Soft A-Levels

"But critics say that there is a growing body of
evidence to suggest that examinations are now easier...

11:12 AM August 06, 2007

Taxpayers funding births abroad

So we hear news about NHS budget deficits and hospitals not having enough money to clean wards properly.  Apparently, however,...

10:35 AM August 06, 2007

Weekly Waste Round-Up 70

NHS Supercomputer Unfit For Purpose

Zx80_3 The £12-20bn NHS Supercomputer...

10:39 AM August 04, 2007

Top-end salaries for bottom-end council

5:27 PM August 03, 2007

Sure Start - A Sure Failure


Sure Start, a...

12:40 PM August 03, 2007

Campaign News

West Midlands TPA Launch

The West Midlands TaxPayers’ Alliance officially opened for business after a launch event outside the uncompleted 'The...

10:42 AM August 03, 2007

Ministers told to back off from the Beeb

BbcThe appointment of Sir Michael Lyons,...

10:25 AM August 03, 2007

Non-Job of the Week

We have often wondered where all those Environmental Science graduates that new universities are so good at producing find employment...

7:23 PM August 02, 2007

At the West Midlands TPA Launch...


Front row: Chris D. Kelly, Blair...

1:18 PM August 01, 2007

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